Cancelled performances


To recover the cost of tickets purchased for cancelled shows, the procedure will be as follows:

If the tickets were purchased via Internet, the price will automatically be refunded, by crediting the credit card with which payment was made. Due to the large volume of tickets, we would ask you to please be patient.

If the tickets were purchased at the theatre, the price will be refunded once the confinement period is over, at Arriaga Theatre box office during normal working hours.


You can contact Arriaga Theatre Information Office. Monday to Fridays: 11:00-14:00 hours and 17:00-20:00 hours.



One of Europe’s finest ballet companies is coming from Switzerland to perform one of the greatest titles of all time: Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet”. In addition, the music will be performed live by the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS) as part of this proposal by eminent Swiss choreographer Joëlle Bouvier, which evokes the eternal history of the star-crossed lovers from Verona and which is based on excerpts from the three suites for orchestra taken by Sergei Prokofiev himself from his ballet “Romeo and Juliet”.

This story takes place, took place and will take place again and again. That is why it is not set at any specific time and concentrates the experience of the lovers within its essential framework: five characters are sufficient, whilst the company gives its collective dimension to this tragic family history, through stunning dance numbers.


The team

Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa - Conducted by Musical Manuel Coves

GTG/Magali Dougados

Choreography: Joëlle Bouvier

Assistant choreographers: Rafael Pardillo and Emilio Urbina

Stage design: Remi Nicolas and Jacqueline Bosson

Wardrobe: Philippe Combeau and Joëlle Bouvier

Lighting: Remi Nicolas

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

General Director: Aviel Cahn

Ballet Director: Philippe Cohen

Assistant to the Ballet Director and rehearsal manager: Vitorio Casarin

Administrative coordinator: Emilie Schaffter

Ballet masters: Grant Aris, Grégory Deltenre

Technical director: Philippe Duvauchelle

Ligths manager: Arnaud Viala

Stage manager: Mansour Walter

Sound: Jean Marc Pinget

Dressmaker: Caroline Bault

Pianist: Serafima Demianova 

Season partner: Indosuez Wealth Management

Musical director: Manuel Coves

Orchestra: Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS)

Cast: Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

Juliet: Yumi Aizawa  or Madeline Wong

Romeo: Nahuel Vega or Sasha Riva

Theobald: Armando González Besa

Mercutio: Geoffrey Van Dyck/ Andrei Cozlac

Death: Valentino Bertolini

Yumi Aizawa, Céline Allain, Ornella Capece, Angèle Cartier, Diana Duarte, Léa Mercurol, Tiffany Pacheco, Mohana Rapin, Sara Shigenari, Lysandra Van Heesewijk, Madeline Wong

Valentino Bertolini, Zachary Clark, Andrei Cozlac, Geoffrey Van Dyck, Armando Gonzalez Besa, Xavier Juyon, Adelson Nascimento, Juan Pérez, Simone Repele, Sasha Riva, Nahuel Vega


1 May – 19:30 h.

2 May – 17:30 h. y 21:00 h.


from €17 to €52 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: maximum 25% discount.
BOS: 20% discount
Groups, young people, over 65s, job seekers, large families, people with a disability of more than 33%, and dance professionals: 20% discount
Last minute discount (for the above groups, except Friends of the Arriaga): 50% discount
Last minute discount for Young Friends of the Arriaga: 70% discount
Wheelchair users: 50% discount (seated in the proscenium box with a companion)


1 hour 15 minutes /no interval