This film is the famed Royal Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet. This historical performance stars Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev as the quintessential stage lovers. It captures the greatest dance partnership of our century at the peak of their careers.
Romeo And Juliet features the music of Sergei Prokofiev; a work which has been recognized as the first great full-length ballet score since Tcahikovsky's classics. The choreography of Kenneth Macmillan is acknowledged as the reason for the ballet's successful transfer to the film medium. John Lanchbert conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
DVD. 125 minutes. Color.