NMU Screens Royal Ballet's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Royal Opera Photo
Royal Opera Photo

The Northern Michigan University music department will host a screening of the Royal Ballet production of “Romeo and Juliet.” The show runs from 5-7:40 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in 1100 Jamrich Hall, with free pizza to follow. Admission is free for NMU students with ID, $5 for students under 18 and $15 for adults.

Kenneth MacMillan’s poignant setting of Sergey Prokofiev’s classic score draws out the emotional and psychological intensity of the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers whose families are sworn enemies. The late MacMillan, former artistic director and choreographer for the Royal Ballet, first brought “Romeo and Juliet” to London’s Covent Garden in 1965, with Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles. The ballet has been at the heart of the company’s repertory ever since.

The Siril Endowment for the Musical Arts is funding this event. The endowment seeks to increase student awareness of and appreciation for classical/concert music.  For more information, contact the NMU music department at music@nmu.edu or 227-2563.

Prepared By
Molly Egelkraut
Student Writer