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The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo & Juliet – Christchurch

August 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - August 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm NZST

Fall in love this winter with the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s world premiere of Romeo and Juliet.

A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever.

Italian choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new production of Shakespeare’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

This brand new ballet, with exquisite sets and costumes by Oscar-winning designer James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons) brings to life all of the splendour and seduction of Renaissance Verona.

Join us as we follow the Montagues and Capulets in Shakespeare’s original tale of two star-crossed lovers though desire, struggle and tragedy.

Prokofiev’s exhilarating, passionate score will be performed live by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Conductor: Hamish McKeich

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet is a Partner Event of Christchurch Arts Festival.


August 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
August 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester Street
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand