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Romeo and Juliet DVD ( Stuttgart Ballet)


  • 55 years after its premiere, the Stuttgart Ballet revisits John Cranko’s legendary Romeo and Juliet – the very choreography which laid the foundations for the “Stuttgart Ballet Miracle”, the company’s meteoric rise to fame. In this anniversary performance of the stunning, timeless production, experienced Cranko-performers and highly talented young dancers share the stage to tell the most famous love story of all time. John Cranko, who led the Stuttgart Ballet from 1961 until his death in 1973, created the choreography of Romeo and Juliet especially for his ensemble. Set to the superb score by Sergei Prokofiev, William Shakespeare’s story about two star-crossed lovers, caught in their families’ feuds, offers dramatic roles for the top-notch soloists: Elisa Badenes shines as “youthful, fresh, entirely natural and spontaneous Juliet”, while her partner David Moore dances a Romeo who is “expressing his love with the greatest sensitivity” (Der Neue Merker).

    Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
    Choreography: John Cranko
    Soloist: Elisa Badenes, David Moore, Reid Anderson, Melinda Witham, Robert Robinson, Roman Novitsky, Marcia Haydée, Egon Madsen

    Staatsorchester Stuttgart
    Conductor: James Tuggle
    Danced by: Stuttgarter Ballett
    Video Director: Michael Beyer

    Extras: Marcia Haydée on Romeo and Julietand her career with the Stuttgard Ballet. In conversation with Reid Anderson and Tamas Detrich.

    Picture: 16:9
    Region code: All Regions
    Format: NTSC
    Subtitles: EN / GE
    Sound: 5.1 DTS /PCM stereo
    Duration: 127+93 mins
    Year: 2017

  • Reviews

    "The german ballet miracle" New York Times