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Romeo and Juliet

ABT OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season

Scene from Romeo and Juliet. Photo: Gene Schiavone.
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Romeo and JulietABT OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season

As the global health crisis made it impossible for our 80th Anniversary season at The Metropolitan Opera House to continue as planned, American Ballet Theatre OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season brought artistry of ABT into homes everywhere.

 Join us in celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet! Against the sumptuous setting of Renaissance Italy, Kenneth MacMillan weaves a “dance tapestry rich in character that is rhapsodic and sensuous” (The New York Times). Sergei Prokofiev’s unforgettable music underscores the beauty and passion of this beloved ballet and its star-crossed lovers. Explore the Romeo and Juliet program including a conversation with Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III. The dancers were scheduled to perform the title roles in Romeo and Juliet, the first time in ABT history that two black artists would dance these iconic roles together.



May 25, 2020
12:00 pm
ABT Met Memory
featuring Soloist Alexandre Hammoudi
Alexandre Hammoudi
May 26, 2020
12:00 pm
Guest Artist Spotlight
Natalia Osipova
May 27, 2020
12:00 pm
Debut Deferred
featuring Soloist Cassandra Trenary
Cassandra Trenary
May 28, 2020
12:00 pm
ABT@80: A Fond Look Back
35th Anniversary of Romeo and Juliet
Robert La Fosse
May 29, 2020
12:00 pm
ABT Classics as Ballet Classes
Romeo and Juliet
Devon Teuscher (Instructor)
Cory Stearns (Instructor)
May 30, 2020
12:00 pm
May 31, 2020
12:00 pm
Hair & Makeup Tutorial
Romeo and Juliet - Styling the Harlot Wigs
May 31, 2020
3:00 pm
Orchestral Performances
Romeo and Juliet - Dance of the Knights
Judith Mendenhall (Flute)
David LaMarche (Piano)