Romeo and Juliet on Culture Night

  • 19. Aug 2017 » 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa Free admission
  • Program

    Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, ballet music
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture

  • Conductor

    Keri-Lynn Wilson

  • narrators

    Sigurður Þór Óskarsson
    Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir

One of the most moving love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet has inspired countless artists to create new works. Among them are Russian composers Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, both of whom wrote sweeping, dramatic compositions based on the tragedy of the lovers from Verona. 

These two magnificent works are heard here under the baton of Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, who is of Icelandic descent and conducts in concert halls and opera houses worldwide.