31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful sound- beautiful production.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet [DVD]  (DVD)
In many ways ballet works better than live opera on DVD because you don't have to put up with the vagaries of stage micing. The sound here is stunning to match the wonderful Paris Opera Orchestra who sound utterly inside the love music, although the tempo for the music portraying Juliet as a young girl is rather slow. The production is truly epic in scale with wonderful dancing and real depth of emotion. When Juliet hears of Tybalts death, Nureyev's choreography has Monique Loudieres performing strange contortions that are absolutely heart rending. The final scene leaves me absolutely drained every time I see it. Unfogettable.