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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet / West, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 04/28/2017 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 739104  
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Martin West
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From grand spectacles to poignant close-ups, experience Helgi Tomasson's bravura interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet like you've never seen it before. With passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmansip, and a celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, San Francisco Ballet's passionate retelling of the Bard's greatest tragedy has packed houses around the world. Romeo & Juliet is one of the Company's most popular and widely toured ballets and has been seen by more than 200,000 people since it premiered in 1994. Choreographed by Helgi Tomasson, with sets and costumes by Jens-Jacob Worsaae, this visually stunning production and the brilliant dancers of San Francisco Ballet bring this powerful and touching tragedy - and Read more Renaissance-era Verona - vivdly to life. "Tomasson lifts Shakespeare's complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime" (Huffington Post). Read less

Works on This Recording

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Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Martin West
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 

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