Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7273D

Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7273D

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 28th May 2021

Contents

Artists

Yasmine Naghdi
Matthew Ball
Valentino Zucchetti
Gary Avis
Benjamin Ella
Nicol Edmonds
Christopher Saunders
Christina Arestis
Thomas Whitehead
Fumi Kaneko
Kristen McNally
Jonathan Howells
Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Pavel Sorokin

Works

Prokofiev, Sergei

Romeo and Juliet, op.64

Artists

Yasmine Naghdi
Matthew Ball
Valentino Zucchetti
Gary Avis
Benjamin Ella
Nicol Edmonds
Christopher Saunders
Christina Arestis
Thomas Whitehead
Fumi Kaneko
Kristen McNally
Jonathan Howells
Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Pavel Sorokin

About

The Royal Ballet are on top form in this youthful performance about Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.

Kenneth MacMillan’s passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest. Sergei Prokofiev’s famously evocative score is the driver for some of the most ardent pas de deux and powerful set pieces in ballet history. The vibrant crowd scenes with the magnificent designs by Nicholas Georgiadis vividly recreate the colour and bustle of 16th-century Verona in this Royal Ballet classic.

“This is a youthful, passionate, enthralling Romeo and Juliet” – The Guardian *****

“Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball will hug their first Romeo and Juliet their whole lives. What a dream debut for these two youngsters…” – The Spectator

“Kenneth MacMillan was a consummate story-teller, and in Romeo and Juliet he came as close to perfection as it’s possible to get…” – Culture Whisper

“From the quarrelling townsfolk to the stately ball guests, this is a Romeo packed with life, the whole company caught up in the ballet’s unfolding tragedy.” – The Independent ****

Extra features:
- Why The Royal Ballet love performing Romeo and Juliet
- Darcey Bussell joins Yasmine Naghdi for a rehearsal of Romeo and Juliet
- Sword Fighting in Romeo and Juliet
- Cast Gallery

Cast:
- Juliet: Yasmine Naghdi
- Romeo: Matthew Ball
- Mercutio: Valentino Zucchetti
- Tybalt: Gary Avis
- Benvolio: Benjamin Ella
- Paris: Nicol Edmonds
- Lord Capulet: Christopher Saunders
- Lady Capulet: Christina Arestis
- Escalus: Thomas Whitehead
- Rosaline: Fumi Kaneko
- Nurse: Kristen McNally
- Friar Laurence / Lord Montague: Jonathan Howells
- Lady Montague: Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting designer: John B. Read
Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon

Duration: approx. 149 minutes
Audio: LPCM 2.0 & DTS Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO
Recorded on 1 and 11 June 2019 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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