There are 16 days until Valentine’s Day. 16 DAYS. Chances are, you’re still guessing at what to do with the one you love to show them how much care this year. Greeting cards, over-priced flowers, chocolates, dinner, maybe the latest romantic comedy–same things you did last year, and the year before that.

But what about something new? Something exciting and special, a romantic evening to remember! Seems like quite the undertaking, doesn’t it? Not this year. Come relax and enjoy a beautiful evening with The Lexington Ballet!

The Lexington Ballet Company is proud to announce their latest performance, Romeo & Juliet, February 13-14th at the Lexington Opera House. Artistic Director, Luis Dominguez and his talented professional dancers have a very special evening planned for you this Valentine’s Day weekend! Keeping a classic feel to the prominent ballet, the stage will come to life with Shakespeare’s famous tragic love affair. From sword fights and quarrels, to the strength and passion of forbidden love; this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare was first published in 1597 in play form, and has widely become one of Shakespeare’s most famous, and performed plays. It has been held in high regard, as well as been extremely popular for over 400 years now.

Romeo & Juliet, the ballet, however, was created by Sergei Prokofiev, a Russian composer who formed Shakespeare’s beloved play into a three-part orchestra composition, designed specifically for ballet, in 1935. This iconic ballet was born during a time of fear and change for the Russian people. The production provoked controversy amongst the Soviets, much like the love between Romeo & Juliet did for the Capulets and Montagues, and the ballet was postponed in Russia until 1940. However, the original debut performance of Prokofiev’s ballet was December 30, 1938 at the Mahen Theater in Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been revised, and is now famous for the 1940 rendition, choreographed by Leonind Lavrovsky.

This world renowned ballet will be performed live on stage, at the enchanting Lexington Opera House for one weekend only. Bring someone you love, and get swept up in the passion and excitement of this classic romantic tragedy, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Go ahead, call us Cupid, because this Valentine’s Day will be one to remember, thanks to YOU and The Lexington Ballet!

Visit The Lexington Ballet website, www.lexingtonballet.org for ticket information, or call the Opera House box office at: (859)-233-3535. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

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