Emerson Elias Wahl

Percussionist / Drummer / Educator / Composer

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Romeo & Juliet- Ballet Bellevue

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Romeo & Juliet

Saturday Oct 8th & Sunday Oct 9th

Admission Price: Preferred - $45 Adult - $37 Senior - $27 Student - $18

City Opera Ballet presents an all new Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Amber Willett . This production features an original score, commissioned by City Opera Ballet, composed by Jon Steinmeier. Moving, cinematic, and highly percussive, Steinmeiers score links with Willetts emotional and relatable portrayal of Shakespeare's most famous lovers.

This intimate ballet, looks beyond the big tragic moments of the well-known story into the characters who lived those moments: the elation of first love, the death of a close relative, filial obligation. Two hearts that couldn't be joined in life are united in a death that is not sweet, but a warning: to seek concord among social/political differences, among family, among those who love but dont fully understand us.

A story of remarkable contrasts--love and hate, youth and age, a funeral on a wedding day-- COB's Romeo and Juliet is more than a story of pretty teenage lovers, but of voyagers across the barriers that separate forbidden loves, but also creeds, cities, and our own mortalities.

Cast

City Opera Ballet is pleased to welcome David Strong back to his home town of Bellevue as Romeo, Alison Epsom as Juliet, and a host of local talent including Kyle Johnson as Mercutio, Lorraine Constantine as the Nurse, Nathan Cook as Paris, as well as a strong corps of COB natives, and a few new faces including Mireÿa Mascarello, Julie Heffner, Tanya Bendis, Victoria Gutierrez, Christopher Engelbrecht, and Charles Gordon.

Philip Tschopp will conduct Orchestra Bellevue.

Event Times: Saturday Oct 8th at 7:30pm & Sunday Oct 9th at 3pm

For event information, please contact: 425.455.1345 or info@cityoperaballet.org Website. Facebook. Twitter: @bellcityopera

Earlier Event: October 8
Romeo & Juliet- Ballet Bellevue
Later Event: October 23
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