“A Romeo And Juliet that provides Plenty of Interest and some Super Dancing”

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Romeo & Juliet 1990 - Ballet in 3 Acts - Running time: 02:30:51

S. S. Prokofiev's ballet of the W. Shakespeare tragedy of the same name produced by the State academy Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR.

Romeo: Viktor Dik   Juliet: Natalia Ledovskaya  Tybalt: Dmitry Erlykin  Mercutio: Glazshneider

Directed by: the Moscow Academic Musical Theater. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich- Danchenko.

Director: Vladimir Vasiliev. Conductor:  G.Zhemchuzhin.

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev  Libretto: S. E. Radlov, A. I. Piotrovsky, L. M. Lavrovsky and S. S. Prokofiev.

Ballet master-choreographer: L. Lavrovsky. Conductor: A. Zhyuraitis.

Sergei Prokofiev 

Composer

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Russian Soviet composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.

"Romeo and Juliet"  the most famous ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on Shakespeare's tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" about tragic love. This ballet has marked a milestone in Russian choreography, proving that ballet can incarnate the strongest dramatic collisions.

 

Prokofiev's music clearly reveals the main conflict of the tragedy - collision of pure love of the young heroes with tribal hostility of the older generation, which characterizes the savagery of the medium century.  Prokofiev was also able to embody Shakespeare's contrasts of tragic and comic, sublime and clownish in the music.

 

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