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Kenneth MacMillan's Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

OA 1100 D

NTSC DVD 16:9 Anamorphic All Regions
LPCM 2.0, dts Digital Surround

Playing time: c158' (ballet) + 15' (features)
Chapters: 50
Booklet pages: 32
© 2012 Royal Opera House, 2013 Opus Arte
Sent to a reviewer on 5 April 2013

Lauren Cuthbertson, Juliet
Federico Bonelli, Romeo
Alexander Campbell, Mercutio
Bennet Gartside, Tybalt
Dawid Trzensimiech, Benvolio
Valeri Hristov, Paris
Christopher Saunders, Lord Capulet
Christina Arestis, Lady Capulet
Gary Avis, Escalus, Prince of Verona
Tara Brigitte Bhavnani, Rosaline
Kristen McNally, Nurse
Christopher Newton, Friar Laurence and Lord Montague
Sian Murphy, Lady Montague
Artists of the Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Sergey Levitin, co-concert master
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
John B Read, lighting design
Monica Mason, staging
Christopher Saunders, staging and ballet master
Ursula Hageli, ballet mistress
Lesley Collier, principal coaching
Jonathan Cope, principal coaching
Ross MacGibbon, film director

1 opening applause

Sergey Prokofiev:
Romeo and Juliet (choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, designs by Nicholas Georgiadis)

2 Overture

Act I
Scene 1
3 Romeo and Rosaline
4 The market place awakes
5 Dance with the three harlots
6 Tybalt starts a quarrel
7 Montagues and Capulets fight
8 The Prince of Verona gives his command

Scene 2
9 Interlude
10 Juliet and her Nurse
11 Lord and Lady Capulet arrive with Paris
12 Guests arrive for the Capulet ball
13 Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio dance in masks
14 The Capulets (Dance of the Knights)
15 Juliet's arrival
16 Juliet and Paris
17 Romeo dances for Juliet
18 Juliet dances
19 Mercutio intervenes
20 Juliet unmasks Romeo
21 Tybalt recognizes Romeo
22 The ball continues (Gavotte)
23 Departure of the guests
24 Balcony Scene

25 applause before Act II

Act II
Scene 1
26 The market place
27 Romeo thinks of Juliet
28 Romeo dances with his friends
29 The Mandolin Dance
30 The Nurse gives Romeo a letter

Scene 2
31 Friar Laurence secretly marries the lovers

Scene 3
32 The townspeople make merry in the market place
33 Tybalt fights with Mercutio
34 Death of Mercutio
35 Romeo avenges the death of Mercutio
36 Lady Capulet's grief

37 Introduction

Scene 1
38 Romeo and Juliet part
39 The Nurse arrives
40 Juliet refuses to marry Paris
41 Juliet resolves to visit Friar Laurence

Scene 2
42 Juliet begs Friar Laurence for help

Scene 3
43 Juliet hides the poison
44 Juliet reluctantly agrees to marry Paris
45 Juliet takes the poison
46 Juliet's friends arrive
47 The Nurse, Lord and Lady Capulet think Juliet is dead

Scene 4
48 The Capulet family crypt
49 The deaths of Romeo and Juliet

50 curtain calls and credits

Recorded and broadcast live to cinemas worldwide from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London UK on 22 March 2012


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