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

  • Katherine

    This is one of the best staged versions I have seen of Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet.” Will it ever be available on DVD?

  • From Out Of Town

    I was in the city and caught one show and I completely agree. It was the best stage version I have ever seen. I know it was taped live for PBS and I would love to get a copy for my girlfriend who studies ballet. She would love it as would I.

  • Linda Belgrave

    I saw this on PBS and have been watching for a DVD ever since. It was so incredible! Please, please, is it out there somewhere? Will it ever be?

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