Romeo and Juliet
By Charlotte Stace
“Romeo Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” is an unforgettable line from Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo and Juliet. A musical performance of this famous play now comes to L’Auditori.
The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC) will perform a world premiere of Bernat Vivancos’ commissioned work, as well as Edward Elgar’ Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 and Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64. The orchestra will be conducted by Duncan Ward and the cello soloist will be Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
Running across three evenings: 17th, 18th and 19th September, the music will evoke the mood of Shakespeare’s classic. The paradigm of love in the form of an unattainable longing is found unmistakably in the story of Romeo and Juliet. The famous playwright masterfully conveyed the tension between young love which is liberating and adult society which is oppressive in this classic that has survived to this day and which is a constant source of reinterpretations.