Ball at the Capulet's house. Romeo and his friends enter the hall. Romeo is amazed by Juliet's beauty. Taking advantage of the fact that Tybalt takes Paris away from Juliet, Romeo approaches the girl. He does not hide his delight and admiration. Romeo's mask accidentally falls, revealing his face to Juliet's gaze. But Romeo is recognized by Tybalt and, fearing possible complications, hurries to leave the house. Juliet is still under the impression of meeting Romeo. Who is this beautiful young man?
Moonlight night. Romeo appears before Juliet. They confess their love to each other and swear allegiance. Verona Square is noisy and fun. Juliet's nurse, on behalf of her young mistress, gives Romeo a note.
Romeo begs Father Lorenzo to secretly seal the alliance between him and Juliet. Lorenzo promises his help, hoping to reconcile the warring families of the Montagues and Capulets by this marriage. Juliet appears. Lorenzo performs the wedding ceremony. Mercutio, Benvolio and their friends are having fun. Appearing on the bridge, Tybalt notices his enemies and, drawing his sword, rushes to Mercutio. Romeo wants to reconcile them, but it’s impossible. A fight ensues between Tybalt and Mercutio. Romeo tries to separate them, but Tybalt, seizing the moment inflicts a mortal blow on Mercutio from under Romeo's hand. The death of a friend infuriates Romeo. Drawing his sword, he challenges Tybalt to a duel and kills him. The relatives of the murdered man, gathered at his body, swear eternal revenge on the Montagues family.
Romeo must say goodbye to Juliet. He is expelled from Verona. The morning rays of the sun burst into the room. The Nurse tries in vain to comfort Juliet. Parents and Paris appear. Juliet learns about her wedding, listens to the confessions of the groom, but resolutely refuses to obey the will of her parents. After the departure of Paris, a hail of reproaches falls on the girl. The will of the Capulets is unshakable. Juliet is desperate. She decides to consult Father Lorenzo. Conquered by the girl's boundless love for Romeo, the father gives her a potion: after drinking it, Juliet will fall asleep, everyone will decide that she has died, and her body in an open - according to custom - coffin will be taken to the ancient Capulet crypt. Romeo will immediately return to Verona, find Juliet awake, and unclouded days of happiness will come for them. Returning home, Juliet pretends to submit to the will of her parents. After drinking the potion, she falls asleep. Her parents come, the Nurse throws back the canopy by the bed, and everyone freezes in horror: Juliet is dead…
Cemetery in Verona. Romeo appears. He cannot take his eyes off his beloved. She is dead - and life has lost its meaning for him. Romeo drinks poison and falls at Juliet's feet. Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo prostrated at her feet. She leans towards him. The young man's lips are already cold. Juliet stabs herself with Romeo's dagger. The Montagues and Capulets stare in a daze at the dead bodies of their children. Silently, they stretch out their hands to each other... The long-term enmity between the Montagues and the Capulets was stopped at the cost of the lives of two loving hearts.