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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.
Australian director Baz Luhrmann's updated version retains the original Shakespearean dialogue, but with the Montagues and the Capulets represented as warring business empires brandishing guns instead of swords. Craig Armstrong's haunting Balcony Scene piano music has become a Classic FM favourite.
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