In the summer of 2016, the audience of the Margaret Island grand stage watched the dazzling performance of Romeo and Juliet performed by the Monte-Carlo Ballet. Based on Prokofiev’s genius, the performance is considered the citadel of European classical ballet, with the breathtaking and refined choreography of Jean-Christophe Maillot, director of the company.
Shakespeare’s most beautiful love story came to life on Margaret Island that summer. Combining elements of classical and contemporary ballet in a unique way made for one of the most successful productions of the company. It is now available to stream for anyone, even from the comfort of your couch.
Anyone interested can be part of this iconic, unforgettable production and relive the blissful summer evening by going to the Open Air Stage website between April 17 and 30, 2020.
The Open Air Stage is looking forward to the next big encounter. The world-renowned company will return to the main stage of Margaret Island – depending on the pandemic situation – with Shostakovich’s Taming of the Shrew, a dance production inspired by another Shakespeare love story.
The Taming of The Shrew originally created by Jean-Christophe Maillot with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow in 2014. This performance was Maillot’s first with another company since he arrived in Monaco as a choreographer-director 25 years ago. The piece was a huge success both in Moscow and during Bolshoi’s international tours.
Photo: Vera Éder
Source: Open Air Stage, www.szabadter.hu