Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev)

Romeo and Juliet (Russian: Ромео и Джульетта, romanized: Romeo i Dzhulyetta), Op. 64, is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. First composed in 1935, it was substantially revised for its Soviet premiere in early 1940. Prokofiev reused music from the ballet in three suites for orchestra and a solo piano work.

Romeo and Juliet
Commemorative coin depicting a scene from the ballet
ChoreographerIvo Váňa-Psota
MusicSergei Prokofiev
Based onRomeo and Juliet
Premiere1938 (1938)
Mahen Theatre, Brno
Original ballet companyBallet of the National Theatre, Brno
CharactersIvo Váňa-Psota as Romeo
Zora Šemberová as Juliet
GenreDrambalet