Roméo et Juliette (1985)

Sub-Genres - Concerts, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |  
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French composer Hector Berlioz's 1839 Romeo et Juliettesymphonie classique - a work that blends orchestral and choral elements, which Berlioz adapted from Shakespeare's iconic play - received a live concert performance at the Gasteig Kulturzentrum in Munich, with Hanna Schwarz and Philip Langridge as the doomed leads. That production now appears in this release, shot for home video by Klaus Lindemann. The Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra provides musical accompaniment, conducted by Sir Colin Davis, with solos performed by alto Schwarz, tenor Langridge and bass Peter Meven.