Romeo and Juliet for Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra introduces children from the age of 6 to Romeo and Juliet in this Family Concert, perhaps the most famous love couple of all time. Shakespeare once wrote a play about them that did not end well. The Russian composer Tchaikovsky had so much sympathy with Romeo and Juliet that he later composed a piece of music: the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.

In the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays the music of Tchaikovsky and together with two actors, tells their own version of the age-old story for a young audience. In it, Romeo and Juliet choose a new outcome.

Conductor: Gustavo Gimeno
Director: Caecilia Thunnissen
Dramaturgy: Erin Coppens
Text: Sanne Schuhmacher
Game: Jouman Fattal and Steven Stavast
Light design: Mike Evers – Theatermachine
Costumes: Clement & Sanou
Production: Marianne R├╝bsaam
Photography: Milagro Elstak