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Romeo and Juliet

National Ballet of Japan / Tokyo / Stage

Premiered in 1965 at the Royal Ballet, with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev as the star-crossed lovers, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has stood the test of time. The brooding glamour of the Capulets. The ecstatic balcony scene. Renaissance elegance overmatched by swaggering machismo. Love-death in the tomb. Sir Kenneth was never better. —L.J.

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National Ballet of Japan 1 Chome-1-1 Honmachi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0071, Japan
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