The Paris Opera & Ballet
Romeo and Juliet
In Person: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Online: Thursday, June 2–Thursday, June 9, 2022
Video introduction by Aurélie Dupont, The Paris Opera & Ballet’s Dance Director, and Nathan Benisty, Film Director
FIAF is proud to present the fifth consecutive season of The Paris Opera & Ballet HD screenings, bringing the company’s premier music and dance productions to New York audiences, both virtually and in person.
Widely-regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, choreographer and former dance director of The Paris Opera & Ballet Rudolf Nureyev’s powerful ballet version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set to Sergei Prokofiev’s most famous score stars Opera Étoiles Mathias Heymann, Myriam Ould-Braham, and Stéphane Bullion.
Unable to escape their families’ feud, Romeo and Juliet become entangled in a plot that takes a fateful turn. Created for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, when Nureyev was the renowned company’s dancer and chief choreographer, Romeo and Juliet masterfully conveys both the beauty and tragedy that fuels Shakespeare’s classical tale, and has become the standard in ballet repertoire around the world.
Wine will be served during the intermission at the in-person screening.
Romeo / Mathias Heymann, Danseur Étoile
Juliet / Myriam Ould-Braham, Danseuse Étoile
Ballet in three acts
In-person: 3 hours with 1 intermission
Online: 2 hours and 38 minutes
The Paris Opera & Ballet
The Paris Opera & Ballet is a world cultural treasure with a rich history that underpins an innovative, vital present.
The Paris Opera traces its beginnings to King Louis XIV of France, who established a formal academy of music and dance at court in 1669. Over the centuries, the company has undergone many transformations as a public institution. Today the 430-member company of musicians and dancers, led by general director Alexander Neef, ballet director Aurelie Dupont, and newly appointed music director Gustavo Dudamel, collaborates with acclaimed directors, choreographers, and singers, and enjoys a position as one of the leading opera and ballet institutions in the world.
Learn more at operadeparis.fr
American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet
Incorporated by Rudolf Nureyev in 1984 and based in New York, the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet (AFPOB) is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization that raises funds to support the Paris Opera and promote French-American artistic exchange.
AFPOB invites individual, foundation and corporate donors to become members or sponsors and enjoy access to exclusive benefits and events both in France and the United States, as well as significant tax advantages. Thanks to the active support of its Trustees, donors and members, AFPOB has supported numerous US tours and guest appearances, developed educational programs and created funds that support young and talented artists through scholarships. AFPOB contributes to underwrite productions at the Paris Opera featuring leading American artists, such as Jerome Robbins, Trisha Brown, William Christie, Peter Sellars, and Robert Wilson, with your help. Join AFPOB in creating and fostering more opportunities to further support and encourage the French-American artistic exchange.
Learn more at afpob.org