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Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet [Blu-ray] / Paris Opera Ballet, Manuel Legris, Monique Loudieres, Lionel Delanoe


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Romeo: MANUEL LEGRIS
Juliet: MONIQUE LOUDIÈRES
Mercutio: LIONEL DELANOË
Tybalt: CHARLES JUDE
Benvolio: WILFRIED ROMOLI
Rosaline: KARIN AVERTY
Paris: JOSÉ MARTINEZ
Lady Capulet: CLOTILDE VAYER
Lord Capulet: OLIVIER PATEY
The Nurse: ANNIE CARBONNEL

Prokofiev's score finds a powerful echo in Rudolf Nureyev's sumptuous and colorful production. With its sets and costumes straight from the frescos of Renaissance Italy, this great ballet passionately reflects the youth and vigour which drive Shakespeare's tale of doomed love.

ORCHESTRE DE L'OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS
Conductor VELLO PÄHN
Choreography and Staging by RUDOLF NUREYEV
Directed by ALEXANDRE TARTA
Produced by FRANÇOIS DUPLAT and DAMIEN MATHIEU


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Product Details

  • Actors: Monique Loudieres, Manuel Legris
  • Directors: Rudolf Nureyev
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Classical, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kultur Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00374G3LG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,253 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Juliet is outstanding.
Paul P. Wellens
The filming of the ballet is excellent, using different angles and the effective use of close ups.
Mrs. E. F. Massingham
Beautiful music, outstanding performances and a moving art form.
Victoria Anderson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. E. F. Massingham on August 21, 2005
Format: DVD
The 1984 Royal Ballet recording is in my opinion the best of the recordings that are available. In the earlier recording with Fonteyn/Nureyev, Nureyev reminds me of an exotic flower, a Narcissus rather than Romeo who is in love with Juliet. The Ferri/Corelli version is embarrassing - Corelli grinning inanely causing Ferri to overdo the joy and understate the diffidence and vulnerability she showed in the earlier version, while the rest of the cast in the La Scala recording are simply not worth watching.

While Wayne Eagling was not always technically perfect his agility and his lifts were wonderful, and above all his acting ability made me really believe that he was in love with a quiet intensity that I have never seen in any other production - recorded or live. In contrast,his fury when Mercutio dies is explosive.

Ferri showed every emotion that would be felt by the young girl - shyness, naivety, ecstasy and finally despair.

There is a fine supporting cast in Stephen Jefferies as Mercutio, Mark Freeman as Benvolio, David Drew as Tybalt, Gerd Larsen as Nurse, Julian Hosking as Paris and Derek Rencher and Sandra Conley as Lord and Lady Capulet.

The filming of the ballet is excellent, using different angles and the effective use of close ups.

I highly recommend this recording of Romeo and Juliet.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Brooks on June 28, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
The first time the Bolshoi Ballet came to San Francisco, my mother didn't buy me a ticket because she thought I was too young to appreciate it. When the company returned, Galina Ulanova was no longer dancing! Fortunately, videos such as this one exist. Ulanova was truly a great artist.
This 1954 film is a feast for the eyes, as the costumes are gorgeous and the indoor and outdoor locations are spectacular. Though there's no mention of it in the credits, it appears to have been filmed in Verona, Italy (or at least a city that looks very much like Verona).
A major flaw in the film, for those who are familiar with the Prokofieff score, is that there are many cuts in the music, some of them quite awkward, particularly in the market scenes. As a result (I believe) of the cuts, Romeo (Yuri Zhdanov) has almost no dancing except partnering Juliet. Despite this problem, I give this video five stars because of Ulanova's beautiful, moving performance.
The Bolshoi version is an interesting contrast to the Royal Ballet's 1966 version, starring Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. Both are excellent.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful By I. Martinez-Ybor VINE VOICE on June 18, 2005
Format: DVD
This DVD was recorded relatively early in Ferri's career. Superb technique solidly grounds youth and passion. Here she is truly a dream Juliet (I haven't seen her later version from La Scala with Angel Corella.... but that's over a decade after this). She does not have to create youth: unlike Ulanova and Fonteyn she has it. It propels her dancing whether in joy or tragedy.

Wayne Eagling, the fine, elegant Canadian dancer whom I have admired elsewhere, makes a rather self-effacing, earth-bound, withdrawn Romeo, coming accross, contrary to the play, much older than Juliet (indeed Eagling is 13 years older than Ferri); surprising how Fonteyn and Ulanova through their artistry, narrowed the age-gap with their partners, but perhaps it doesn't work as well from male to female. As I watched this revival, I could not help but feel that the fine Benvolio, Mark Freeman, or the Mercutio, Stephen Jeffries, would have been better at Romeo than Eagling, who would probably have made an effective Mercutio. These three male parts at the Royal have always been cast from strength. When I first saw the piece, in Chicago way back in 1965 when the Royal first brought it over, Nureyev was the Romeo, with David Blair as Mercutio and Anthony Dowell as Benvolio (Fonteyn was the Juliet). Ironically, Ferri-Corella in the La Scala performance reverts to older-Juliet, younger-Romeo pairing.

I never saw the dancers on whom and for whom Macmillan created the Ballet: Lynn Seymour and the late Christopher Gable. By all accounts he was inspired by their chemistry. They were evenly paired. They embodied the youth, the passion of the love story, and Macmillan choreographed their roles from their strengths as dancers and their commanding histrionic powers.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By ggagnon on May 13, 2005
Format: DVD
When Wayne Eagling first took over the role of Romeo, a perfect collaboration of choreographer and dancer occurred. First known for his soaring "Bluebird", with Macmillan a dancer/actor was born. And as with Ferri some 10-15 years later, Macmillan had found a muse, or at least one of THE best interpreters of his choreography to come along since Lynn Seymour (sp?). So for dramatic interpretation this pairing of a young Ferri and more experienced Eagling is first class.
Technically, Eagling won't match the brilliance of Angel Corella in the newer La Scala pairing with Ferri, but in some ways Eagling's maturity and intensity greatly compensates for any lack of perfection in placement or ballon. And the details are in the care and perfection of his partnering. Watch closely, and you will see how he calms, supports, and enhances Ferri's performance whether it's simply sqeezing her hand, or steadying her placement. That's a working partnership, and for the young dancer she was, it's breathtaking to watch the give and take both dramatically and technically.
So even though the Fonteyn / Nureyev partnership in this ballet (and soon after Dowell/Sibling) is more celebrated, I still think Ferri/Eagling is the one that counts. Fonteyn and Nureyev, though skilled as always, are/were a little too old to play the teenage lovers, and of course Dowell/Sibling were never recorded on tape (except of a brief glimpse of Sibling in "Turning Point") for us masses.
So, hopefully this DVD will enable us to watch a beautiful performance in glorious color, with enhanced sound, and the ability to see the details through the excellent camera direction preserved in the original broadcast. Thanks for finally releasing it on DVD.
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