Romeo and Juliet - Nino Rota (1968)
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in music
8. Romeo and Juliet - Nino Rota (1968)
The most enduring aspect of Franco Zeffirelli's sumptuous production has been Rota's love theme, used daily on British radio for Simon Bates' 'Our Tune'. An operatic vocal version has even been performed by the likes of Luciano Pavarotti.