GREAT PERFORMANCES: Romeo And Juliet
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—Features the current generation of dancers from The Royal Ballet including “Cats” star Francesca Hayward —
This film adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece takes legendary Royal Ballet choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s 1965 audience favorite out of the theater and into the streets of a cinematic Verona, offering a passionate reimagining of this timeless love story.
A film by the BalletBoyz, the award-winning team of Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, this romantic classic is vividly recreated on atmospheric studio sets in Budapest, combining inventive cinematography and dynamic choreography.
Set to Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s original score performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the film features the internationally acclaimed current generation of stars from The Royal Ballet including Francesca Hayward as Juliet (who recently appeared as Victoria in the feature film “Cats”), William Bracewell as Romeo and Matthew Ball as Tybalt.
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GREAT PERFORMANCES "Romeo And Juliet" premiered nationwide in 2020.
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A film by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. A Footwork Films production for the BBC in association with THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. GREAT PERFORMANCES is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.