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Romeo and Juliet

Seoul Arts Center, Opera House, Seoul, South Korea
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Important Info
Type: Ballet
City: Seoul, South Korea
Starts at: 19:00

E-tickets: Print at home or at the box office of the event if so specified. You will find more information in your booking confirmation email.

You can only select the category, and not the exact seats.
If you order 2 or 3 tickets: your seats will be next to each other.
If you order 4 or more tickets: your seats will be next to each other, or, if this is not possible, we will provide a combination of groups of seats (at least in pairs, for example 2+2 or 2+3).

Cast
Creators
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Overview

Details to be announced later

History
Premiere of this production: 30 November 1937, Mahen Theatre, Brno

Romeo and Juliet is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Prokofiev reused music from the ballet in three suites for orchestra and a solo piano work.

Synopsis

Act I

Scene 1 ‑ The Market place

The scene is Verona.  Romeo, son of Montague, tries unsuccessfully to declare his love for Rosaline and is consoled by his friends Mercutio and Benvolio.  As day breaks the townspeople meet in the market place, a quarrel develops between Tybalt, a nephew of Capulet, and Romeo and his friends.  The Capulets and Montagues are sworn enemies and a fight soon begins.  The Lords Montague and Capulet join in the fray, which is stopped by the appearance of the Prince of Verona who commands the families to end their feud.

Scene 2 ‑ Juliet’s ante‑room in the Capulets’ house 

Juliet, playing with her nurse, is interrupted by her parents Lord and Lady Capulet.  They present her to Paris, a wealthy young nobleman who has asked for her hand in marriage.

Scene 3 ‑ Outside the Capulet’s house 

Guests arrive for a ball at the Capulets’ house.  Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio, disguised in masks, decide to go in pursuit of Rosaline.

Scene 4 ‑ The ballroom

Romeo and his friends arrive at the height of the festivities.  The guests watch Juliet dance.  Mercutio, seeing Romeo is entranced by her, dances to distract attention from him.  Tybalt recognizes Romeo and orders him to leave, but Capulet intervenes and welcomes him as a guest in his house.

Scene 5 ‑ Outside the Capulets’ house

As the guests leave the ball Capulet restrains Tybalt from pursuing Romeo.

Scene 6 ‑ Juliet’s balcony

Unable to sleep, Juliet comes out on to her balcony and is thinking of Romeo, when suddenly he appears in the garden.  They confess their love for each other.

Act II

Scene 1 ‑ The Market place

Romeo can think only of Juliet, and as a wedding procession passes, he dreams of the day when he will marry her.  In the meantime Juliet’s nurse pushes her way through the crowds in search of Romeo to give him a letter from Juliet.  He reads that Juliet has consented to be his wife.

Scene 2 ‑ The chapel

The lovers are secretly married by Friar Laurence who hopes that their union will end the strife between the Montagues and the Capulets.

Scene 3 ‑ The market place

Interrupting the revelry, Tybalt fights with Mercutio and kills him.  Romeo avenges the death of his friend and is exiled.

Act III

Scene 1 ‑ The bedroom

At dawn next morning the household is stirring and Romeo must go.  He embraces Juliet and leaves as her parents enter with Paris. Juliet refuses to marry Paris, and hurt by her rebuff, he leaves.  Juliet’s parents are angry and threaten to disown her.  Juliet rushes to see Friar Laurence.

Scene 2 ‑ The chapel

She falls at the Friar’s feet and begs for his help.  He gives her a phial of sleeping potion which will make her fall into a death‑like sleep.  Her parents, believing her dead, will bury her in the family tomb.  Meanwhile Romeo, warned by Friar Laurence, will return under cover of darkness and take her away from Verona.

Scene 3 ‑ The bedroom

That evening Juliet agrees to marry Paris, but next morning, where her parents arrive with him they find her apparently lifeless on the bed.

Scene 4 ‑ The Capulet family crypt

Romeo, failing to receive the Friar’s message, returns to Verona stunned by grief at the news of Juliet’s death.  Disguised as a monk he enters the crypt, and finding Paris by Juliet’s body, kills him.  Believing Juliet to be dead, Romeo drinks a phial of poison.  Juliet awakes and, finding Romeo dead, stabs herself.

Venue Info

Seoul Arts Center - Seoul
Location   2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu

The Seoul Arts Center is an arts complex in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, in South Korea. It consists of five main buildings: the Opera House, with three auditoriums; the Music Hall, with two concert halls; the Hangaram Art Museum; the Hangaram Design Museum; and the Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum. The Opera House is built in a shape that resembles the traditional Korean bamboo hat called gat.

In January 1982, the government decided to build a Seoul Arts Center, which would be in charge of the overall function of artistic activities, and began to select a site. This announcement was aimed at the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympics. The final site was decided in September of the same year at the foot of the mountain between Nambu Beltway and Mt. Umyeon (area: 231,000m²), and on November 14 , 1984, a groundbreaking ceremony was held with the National Gugak Center.

The construction of the Seoul Arts Center was divided into Phase 1 (1984 ~ 1988) and Phase 2 (1988 ~ In February 1988, the first phase of construction, the Music Hall and Calligraphy Hall, was completed and opened. In October 1990, the Hangaram Art Museum and the Seoul Art Archives opened, and on February 15 , 1993 , the Seoul Opera Theater (currently the Opera House) opened and was completed.

Music hall
It opened in 1988, the first among the buildings belonging to the hall, and has a 2523-seat concert hall, the first concert hall in Korea, and a 354-seat recital hall where small-scale performances such as recitals and chamber music are held. It is adjacent to the right side of the Opera House and opposite the Seoul Calligraphy Museum.

Opera House
It is a cylindrical building with a roof in the shape of a lampshade. At the time of its design and construction, it was called "Festival Theater", but when it opened in 1993, the official name of Seoul Opera Theater (Opera House) was changed. The 2,305-seat Opera Theater for large-scale opera, ballet, and musical performances, the 710-seat Towol Theater for plays, small-scale musicals and operas, and a 300-600-seat flexible small theater for small experimental performances are located. It forms the central axis of the entire Seoul Arts Center.

Important Info
Type: Ballet
City: Seoul, South Korea
Starts at: 19:00
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