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The World's Greatest Music
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare’s great romantic play - has inspired composers, opera producers, and ballet directors for centuries. Here is a selection of some of the greatest musical versions.
When Prokofiev first presented his music to the Bolshoi Ballet, they claimed it was ‘undanceable’. Suites of the music were heard in Moscow and the U.S.A. before the full ballet premiered in Czechoslovakia in 1938. Its popular 'Dance of the Knights' is used as the theme for TV's 'The Apprentice'. Pictured are Tamara Rojo and Roberto Bolle in a 1998 Royal Albert Hall production.
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