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Romeo et Juliette

Alternative title
Romeo and Juliet
Synopsis
Gounod’s opera directed for television by Barbara Willis-Sweete starring Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu as Romeo and Juliet. Condensed to 75 minutes, the production offered the best-loved arias and duets while maintaining the dramatic story. The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Kuhn’s Mixed Choir are conducted by Anton Guadagno for the specially recorded soundtrack.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France; Great Britain; United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2003
Transmission details
8 Jun 2002 at 18:55 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
80 mins

Credits

Director
Barbara Willis Sweete
Producer
Chris Hunt
Cinematographer
Tony Miller
Writer
Jules Barbier; Michel Carré
Music
Charles Gounod
Production Design
Karel Vacek
Costume
Christian Gasc
Cast
Roberto AlagnaRomeo
Gheorghiu. AngelaJuliet
Vratislav KrizMercutio (voice) (Mercutio)
Frantisek ZahradnicekFriar Laurence (voice) (Friar Laurence)
Ales HendrychCapulet (voice) (Capulet)
Jan SvabCapulet
Marcel AcquaroneParis
Tito BeltranTybalt
Zdenek HavranekParis (voice) (Paris)

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Source: Channel 4 Press Information, 8 June - 14 June 2002
General
Filmed entirely on location at the Royal Castle of Zvikov near Prague.
History
The film was shown on PBS 1 July 2002 in the GREAT PERFORMANCES series.
Reviews
`An Opera Couple’s Abridged but Ardent Romeo’, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2002. ‘A revved-up ‘Romeo’, USA Today, 1 July 2002.

Production Company

Name

Bel Air Média

Name

Iambic Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor

Name

Arthaus Musik

Email
info@arthaus-musik.com
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Phone
+49.345.2 99 89 49 50
Fax
+49.345.2 99 89 49 99
Address
Große Brauhausstraße 8
Halle/Saale
D-06108
Germany

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

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