Stuttgart Ballet performs John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay accompanied by Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra. A rare opportunity in the dance calendar for audiences in Singapore to witness ballet as it’s meant to be presented, with live music. The world distinguished dance performance, renowned for its mastery and musicality in the beloved but agonising story of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Five years after creating his first full-length ballet, South-African born John Cranko proves himself a major ballet choreographer in the world of dance – presenting a new version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set to the harrowing musical composition of Prokofiev in 1962.
John Cranko, a quintessential ballet choreographer, died suddenly on a flight back from a USA tour in 1973, leaving behind a legacy of three major narrative ballets. Romeo and Juliet, Onegin and The Taming of the Shrew, leading the ensemble to world prominence, as a de facto ballet company to the present day.
Further to worldwide recognition, Stuttgart Ballet is a leading powerhouse of historical ballets. Cranko is responsible for supporting excellence and innovation in modern ballet precisely the choreography of William Forsythe and Jiří Kylián, in addition to the John Cranko Schule (School).
Alicia Amatriain plays Juliet and Friedemann Vogel Romeo on the 12th of October.
Elisa Badenes plays Juliet and David Moore Romeo on the 13th of October.
Hyo-Jung Kang plays Juliet and Jason Reilly plays Romeo on Saturday the 14th of October.
For the most dedicated audience members, there will be one in a lifetime masterclass conducted by a ballet master of Stuttgart Ballet. This masterclass is suitable for experienced ballet dancers and advanced ballet students, for further information and registration, follow this link.