In the end of June 2012, in the end of the 81st theatre season, Samara Academic Opera House prepared a first night of the ballet “Romeo and Juliet” by S. Prokofiev. When it first appeared in 1936, this ballet really amazed the contemporaries by its brave choreographic embodiment of W. Shakespeare’s tragedy, as well as by sharp-conflict music, which is not typical for a ballet. It took a long time for rejection to be replaced by realizing the power of this music’s effect and triumphant recognition of this ballet by the public. The eternal story of Romeo and Juliet’s love has found a new choreographic embodiment on the stage of Samara Academic Opera House.
Conductor-Director – Eugene Khokhlov
Conductor - Honored Artist of Russia, People’s Artist of Republic of Belarus, awardee of the national theatre prize “Golden Mask”, awardee of the State Prize of Republic of Belarus Alexander Anisimov
Choreograph - Director – Distinguished Artist of Russia, awardee of the international ballet-masters contests, awardee of the Maurice Béjart’s prize Kirill Shmorgoner
Art Director – Distinguished Artist of Russia Felix Volosenkov (St Petersburg)
Lighting Designer – Roman Krikunov (Rostov-on-Don)
Assistant Ballet-Master – Distinguished Artist of Russia Elena Kamenskaya
Composer – Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Based on the story of the tragedy of the same name by W. Shakespeare