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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

Narrative Ballet in One Act

Choreography by Antony Tudor
Music by Frederick Delius (A Walk to Paradise Garden from A Village Romeo and Juliet, Eventyr, Over the Hills and Far Away, Brigg Fair)
Music Arranged by Antal Dorati
Libretto by Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Scenery and Costumes by Eugene Berman
Lighting by Nananne Porcher

World Premiere

April 6, 1943
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Hugh Laing (Romeo)
Alicia Markova (Juliet)
Nicolas Orloff (Mercutio)
Jerome Robbins (Benvolio)
Antony Tudor (Tybalt)
Lucia Chase (Nurse to Juliet)
Dimitri Romanoff (Friar Laurence)
Sono Osato (Rosaline)
Borislav Runanine (Montague)
Miriam Golden (Lady Montague)
John Taras (Capulet)
Galina Razoumova (Lady Capulet)
Richard Reed (Paris)