The programme entitled “Opera and Ballet in Cinema” presents choreographer Yuri Grigorovich’s version of Prokofiev’s ballet in the Boliche cinemas on the 6th of March
As part of the Opera and Ballet in Cinema programme, Romeo and Juliet, the ballet written by Sergei Prokofiev based around Shakespeare’s play can been seen in the cinemas on the Avinguda Diagonal on the 6th of March.
Conceived as an extended silent opera in which Prokofiev attempted to transmit the psychological reality behind the characters in the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo and Juliet was first represented to great critical acclaim and following numerous compositional and technical difficulties in 1938 in the then-Czechoslovakian city of Brno.
The piece, one of the Russian composer, pianist and orchestral director’s most famous, due largely to its level of melodic inspiration and rhythmic variation, consists of three orchestral suites as well as a collection of piano pieces.
The version that can be seen in the Boliche cinemas on the 6th of March (both live and pre-recorded) is a reproduction of the choreography staged in 1979 by Yuri Grigorovich, director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow from 1964 to 1995, in which the role of Juliet was based on the personal memories of his wife, Natalia Bessmertnova. The musical direction of the piece, which opened in the Bolshoi Theatre in May, 2013, is at the hands of Andrei Anikhanov and the duration of the function is roughly two and a half hours.
Romeo and Juliet, by Sergei Prokofiev
When: Friday the 6th of March
Tickets: 18€ (live), 12€ (pre-recorded), children 12€ and 8€ respectively
Where: Cinemes Boliche
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