Benjamin Millepied’s Romeo & Juliet Suite
5 – 9 June 2024
In the Joan Sutherland Theatre
From the choreographer of the Academy award-winning Black Swan, Benjamin Millepied, comes this bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s masterpiece Romeo & Juliet. Direct from a sold out season in Paris, L.A. Dance Project bring you Romeo and & Juliet through a daring new lens with the fusion of cinema, dance and theatre. Set to Prokofiev’s enduring score, this will be the dance show of the year.
|Wednesday 5 June 2024 (m-m pairing)
|Thursday 6 June 2024 (f-f pairing)
|Friday 7 June 2024 (f-m pairing)
|Saturday 8 June 2024 (m-m pairing)
|Saturday 8 June 2024 f-f pairing)
|Sunday 9 June 2024 (f-m pairing)
*cast pairings subject to change
Adults aged 18+
|VIP (Premium seat and a glass of Champagne)
|D Reserve - Restricted View
Full-time Aust Student / Pensioner card holders (Aust. only)
|VIP (Premium seat and a glass of Champagne)
|D Reserve - Restricted View
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Young people under the age of 15 must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0 - 23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge. All children occupying a seat or aged two years and older must hold a valid ticket.
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Performance runs for approximately 80 minutes, without interval
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
Suitable for all ages.
The Opera House is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children that visit or engage with us. Read our Child Safety Policy
Direct from a sold out Paris season
At the heart of this beloved story, the pas-de-deux roles of Romeo and Juliet will be performed by three couples throughout the season, highlighting diverse couples - male/female, male/male, female/female - making this version of Romeo and Juliet a true universal celebration of love.
Using state of the art technology, boundaries are blurred between stage and screen, as the performance unfolds both on and off the stage. As the ensemble performs from unexpected places inside the theatre and backstage, the live performance will broadcast back to audiences in the Joan Sutherland Theatre in real time, allowing audiences to experience parts of the Sydney Opera House they have never seen.
Experience this timeless tale as never before as Benjamin Millepied presents this mythical tale through a modern and original prism. Le Monde due Ciné raves “everything is done to bring a phenomenal dimension and depth... as if to tell us that love has no barriers.”
Set to Prokofiev’s enduring score, the Sydney Opera House debut of Benjamin Millepied and L.A. Dance Project will be an event for the ages.
Sydney Opera House Presents
L.A Dance Project
This program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Blockbusters Funding initiative
The New Yorker
Startling, dazzling and wrenching
LA Dance Chronicle
One-of-a-kind interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic
Millepied’s choreography is full of life
Benjamin Millepied (Bordeaux, 1977) is a choreographer, filmmaker, and former principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Millepied studied Classical Ballet with Vladimir Skouratoff at the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, and later at the School of American Ballet with Stanley Williams and Adam Luders, before joining the New York City Ballet in 1995 were he was later promoted to Principal Dancer.
His choreographic work began in 2001 and he soon after founded a pick-up troupe, Danses Concertantes, before serving as choreographer-in-residence at The Baryshnikov Arts Center. Since 2005, he has choreographed for some of the preeminent global companies including the New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Staatsoper, and Dutch National Ballet, among others.
In 2012, Benjamin Millepied moved to Los Angeles and co-founded L.A. Dance Project with Charles Fabius with the vision to create a new model for a dance organisation in America, from both an artistic and economic perspective. Through new commissions, revivals of choreographic masterpieces, and efforts to support local emerging artists, foster community partnerships, and uplift dance education, L.A. Dance Project continues to serve as a central hub for audiences and artists alike with a mission to create, perform, and present exceptional and accessible dance in Los Angeles and around the world.
L.A Dance Project wishes to thank Van Cleef & Arpels for their support.
Artistic Director/Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied
Executive Director: Lucinda Lent
Director of Production: Nathan Shreeve-Moon
Director of Communications: Alice Mathis
Lighting and Scenic Designer: Francois Pierre Couture
Costume Designer: Camille Assaf
Creative Collaborator: Olivier Simola
Lighting Director: Mextly Couzin
Stage Manager: Betsy Herst
Stage Manager: Kait Mahoney
Camera Operator/Assoc. Artistic Director: Sebastien Marcovici
Rehearsal Director: Janie Taylor
Video Technician: Laurent Radanovic
David Adrian Freeland, Jr.
Nayomi Van Brunt
*cast list subject to change
Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer.
The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We’re committed to making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable, with a number of measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. We remind our audiences and visitors to please stay home if you feel unwell. If you need to discuss your ticketing or booking options, contact our Box Office team on 02 9250 7777.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We have a number of safety measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. While face masks are no longer required, we ask all our patrons and visitors to practise good hygiene. Please stay home if you feel unwell and read more about our flexible ticket options.
The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Frequently asked questions
Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Please take your seats as soon as you arrive.
If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. Please be aware that some events have lock-out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions, this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval.
Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.
In accordance with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.
The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.
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Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend.
Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.
Please bring a credit or debit card for any on site purchases to enable contactless payment. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available for you to enjoy.
The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House became a smoke-free site in January 2022. Read our Smoke-free Environment Policy.
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