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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet / Fournillier, Teatro alla Scala Orchestra


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 743508  
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Patrick Fournillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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This classic choreography of Romeo and Juliet by Kenneth MacMillan, set to the immortal notes of Prokofiev, is legendary in La Scala´s repertoire. In this ballet the choreographer MacMillan deals with the matter paying great attention to human relations, lyricism and psychological tension, without neglecting moments of humour, through the dynamics and the emotions of ballet d’action. Set and costumes are designed especially for La Scala by Mauro Carosi and Odette Nicoletti. The stars of this masterly performance are Roberto Bolle and Misty Copeland, together for the first time in this ballet. Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland makes
Read more history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. As a bonus, this release also includes an exciting feature: Roberto Bolle talks about Romeo & Juliet.

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REVIEW:

Misty Copeland and Roberto Bolle are an interesting couple; their dancing, as is only to be expected, is superb. Antonino Sutera, Mick Zeni, Marco Agostino, and Riccardo Massimi are excellent in their roles, as is the entire company. Patrick Fournillier, a neglected conductor, demonstrates his feeling for the music and also gives it the sweep that is so necessary for the dancers.

– Fanfare

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DETAIL:

Booklet: English, German, French
Run time: 160 mins
Disc Format: 2 x DVD 9
Picture: NTSC 16:9
Audio: PCM Stereo, Dolby 5.1
Bonus Material: Roberto Bolle talks about Romeo & Juliet
Subtitles Bonus: IT, E
Region Code: 0 (worldwide) Read less

Works on This Recording

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Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Patrick Fournillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 

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