A production of the Cologne Children's Opera for children 13 years and older. Duration: approx. 75min
For generations, the Montague and Capulet families have been enemies. Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets, and Romeo, the only son of the Montagues, of all people, fall in love. But their love can only be secret, for the quarrel between their parents continues to escalate, leading to a tragic end.
The composer Boris Blacher chose an unusual form for his chamber opera "Romeo and Juliet," which he wrote in wartime 1943: a chorus accompanies and comments on the action and itself takes on many of the roles that influence Romeo and Juliet's decisions in Shakespeare's drama. Our production expands on Blacher's work by using music from Sergei Prokofiev's setting of Romeo and Juliet. The result is an intense, multi-layered chamber play, unusual and emotionally gripping for a youth audience.This content has been machine translated.