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Romeo and Juliet
Choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan
Composed by Sergei Prokofiev
Date of premiere 1965
Place of premiere Royal Opera House, London
Original ballet company The Royal Ballet
Set designed by Nicholas Georgiadis
Genre Classical ballet
Type Classical ballet

In 1965 choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan's production of Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Ballet premiered at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev brought new life to the characters, as did the set and costume designs by Nicholas Georgiadis; Fonteyn, considered to be near retirement, embarked upon a rejuvenated career with a partnership with Nureyev.

The production was filmed and received a cinematic release in 1966.

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