Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 4:00 pm
The fiery passion and stunning tenderness of the Romeo & Juliet story come to life in one of Hector Berlioz’s most original works. Atlanta Ballet joins CCS for a dramatic rendering of the choral symphony, with new choreography by Claudia Schreier.
While some parts of Shakespeare’s play are sung, others are left to the imagination; the dancers from Atlanta Ballet help tell these parts of the story. The running time of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette is approximately 90 minutes; the danced portions account for 15 minutes of the program.
Louis-Hector Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano
Patrick Kilbride, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
The Atlanta Ballet
Claudia Schreier, choreographer
The Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Steven Fox, conductor
Keep scrolling for resources and more musical content that will immerse you into the world of Hector Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette.
Check out our concert photos!
Images from this immersive concert were featured by DC Theater Arts in a photo story. For close-up photos of all the action, from our singers to the Atlanta Ballet dancers, click here.
“A Piece I’ve Long Dreamed Of Performing”: A Video Sneak Peek at Roméo et Juliette
We wanted to give a sneak peek at what we worked on in CCS’ and Atlanta Ballet’s rehearsals. We could not be more thrilled that we were able to bring music and ballet together for this performance. To learn more about how we created this immersive concert experience, check out the video above.
Capulet or Montague?
Attendees experienced this concert as a Capulet or a Montague. Their seats in the Cathedral determined if they were a Capulet or Montague on concert day… but you can still find out what family you’re in! Take a short quiz to find out today.
Dive into the world of Shakespeare…
… and the artists he inspired! Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette is based on English actor David Garrick’s version of the Romeo & Juliet production. Learn more about Garrick and the original production of Romeo & Juliet through The Folger Shakespeare Library.
You can also read Romeo & Juliet in full here, also from The Folger Shakespeare Library!