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Preview of LFLC: New York City Ballet: Romeo + Juliet
Posted: May 18th, 2009

Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet has served as inspiration for composers as diverse as Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, David Diamond and Leonard Bernstein — West Side Story is, after all, the Romeo + Juliet story transferred to New York City’s ethnic gangs. Among the most imaginative and gripping of all musical re-tellings of the Romeo + Juliet story is the score composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1935 for his evening-length ballet.

The New York City Ballet performs in this Live From Lincoln Center Sunday afternoon broadcast.Watch a preview here.

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