New-to-Chicago Production Romeo and Juliet
By Charles Gounod
- Language - In French with projected English titles
- Running Time - 3 hours 5 minutes including 1 intermission
He's a Montague and she's a Capulet — families who have hated each other for centuries. Yet when Romeo meets Juliet, they fall instantly and rapturously in love. Secretly, they marry — but Shakespeare's famed young couple is ultimately doomed. Everything that could have been is lost as they die tragically in each other's arms.
The world's most celebrated love story finds new dimension in Gounod's deeply romantic music. This is passion personified, from tender intimacy to ecstatic grandeur, including five iconic love duets and soaring music for the chorus and orchestra. With her "exquisite" voice of "purity and bloom" (The New York Times) Susanna Phillips will be a Juliet to remember, while Joseph Calleja and Eric Cutler embody all the elegance and golden ardor that Romeo demands.
Romeo and Juliet
by Charles Gounod
Warner Classics – Gheorghiu, Alagna, cond. Plasson
“Ah, lève-toi, soleil”
Romeo and Juliet Opera Synopsis
PLACE: Verona, Italy
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Meet The Artists
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Christian Van Horn
Duke of Verona
Anthony Clark Evans