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PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet (Bolshoi Ballet, 1989) (NTSC)


PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet (Bolshoi Ballet, 1989) (NTSC)


From the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow 1989
Ballet in 3 acts
Based on the play by William Shakespeare

Natalya Bessmertnova, Irek Mukhamedov,
Mikhail Sharkov, Aleksandr Vetrov
The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Algis Zhuraitis

Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich
Based on the original choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky

Design by Simon Virsaladze
Video Production by Takeshi Hara

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Running Time: 134 mins

100 711 (NTSC)

The ageless story of Romeo and Juliet has been told countless times and in every possible variation. So why should anybody buy another Romeo and Juliet DVD? Quite simply: The Bolshoi at the Bolshoi.

The outstanding choreography of Yuri Grigorovich focuses mainly on the emotions and the passion of the star-crossed lovers, rather than the surrounding circumstances. Everything is expressed by dance. This classic ballet also provides the perfect showcase for Grigorovich's wife, the magnificent Natalya Bessmertnova. As one of Russia's legendary soloists, the prima ballerina is - in spite of her age - an enchanting Juliet. Aleksandr Vetrov must also be mentioned for a masterful performance as Tybalt.

"Miss Bessmertnova has a magical quality that singles her out from every other performer, a mixture of intensity of feeling and effortless projection of dance ideas. Dark-haired, huge-eyed, with long limbs and a supple torso, she is a perfect dance instrument …" The Financial Times

The Bolshoi Ballet company performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in July and August 2004, their first major London season since 1999.

Prokofiev, Sergey

Zhuraitis, Algis

Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

Bolshoi Ballet

Grigorovich, Yuri

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Ballet

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 100711

Barcode: 0807280071191

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Physical Release: 07/2004

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