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Television: Nureyev/Fonteyn, which theatre?

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The Nureyev/Fonteyn Romeo and Juliet to Prokofiev's music is on TV here at the moment.


Which theatre was it filmed at?


Does the ER on the curtains mean something?



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I believe it was filmed at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), London. ER = Elizabeth Regina = Queen Elizabeth. It's a stunning cast, so keep your eyes open. Including two future RB directors: Dowell (Benvolio) and Mason (a harlot)!!!!!!!!

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indeed the ER II is the insignia on the curtain of royal op. house denoting, ELIZABETH II REGINA.

i haven't double checked the vid but, while the house curtain frames the filming, i suspect the shoot was accomplished in an empty theater to allow for ease of camerawork, etc. the curtains opening & closing is to give the sense of an actual perf. which this was not, to best of my recall.

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