On Wednesday, April 8, at 19:00 Paris time, Russian culture buffs will be able to watch online the epic Ilia Averbukh's 'Romeo and Juliet' ice-skating show that was staged at one of the most famous venues in Europe, the Italian Arena di Verona, as part of 'Russian Seasons' in Italy.
'To me, the staging of 'Romeo and Juliet' was a confirmation that we have reached a fundamentally new level in the production of ice shows. And indeed, this is a show that meets the highest international standards. We succeeded in creating a performance that, in terms of its scale, bold visual and scenographic solutions, is significantly superior to everything that was created before,' remarks Ilia Averbukh.
'Romeo and Juliet on Ice' features the most celebrated Russian ice-skaters; thus, the main parts are performed by six Olympic champions at once, including Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Alexei Yagudin and Roman Kostomarov. Olympic champions, five-time European champions, two-time World champions Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin will star as Juliet and Romeo. The production will employ the compositions by Prokofiev, Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn alongside original scores penned by the leading composer of Russian musicals Roman Ignatyev.