Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Place des Arts has suspended all shows and other public activities until further notice. However, beyond this suspension of activities, certain productions have been obliged to postpone or cancel their shows. As a result, the show Roméo et Juliette show scheduled from April 22 to 26 has been postponed. We ask that you keep your ticket(s), which will be honoured at the venue entrance for the following dates below:
- April 22, 2020 ➔ March 24, 2021
- April 23, 2020 ➔ March 25, 2021
- April 24, 2020 ➔ March 26, 2021
- April 25, 2020, 2 p.m. ➔ March 27, 2021, 2 p.m.
- April 25, 2020, 8 p.m ➔ March 27, 2021, 8 p.m.
- April 26, 2020, 1h30 p.m. ➔ March 28 2021, 1h30 p.m.
- April 26, 2020, 5 p.m. ➔ March 28 2021, 5 p.m.
The love story of Romeo and Juliet has enchanted and motivated artists of every stripe since its publication in the late 16th century. The opposition of the Capulet clan to the Montagues along with the pure and intense feelings of the young lovers have moved and inspired hundreds of versions of Shakespeare’s masterly work over the centuries. In 1940, Leonid Lavrovsky presented the first version of the ballet to the entrancing music of Sergei Prokofiev, at the Mariinsky Theatre (known then as the Kirov) in Saint Petersburg. Success was immediate!
“I must be gone and live, or stay and die.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
The State Ballet of Georgia will take to a Montreal theatre for the first time when they stage a version of Romeo and Juliet revisited by Lavrovsky’s son himself, Mikhail Lavrovsky. The ageless love story and the power of Prokofiev’s music have made this poignant ballet a pillar of the classical repertoire.