Romeo and Juliette
See Romeo Et Juliette at Royal Opera House by Covent Garden in London. Shakespeare's tragedy at Royal Opera House in London. Buy tickets here!
Shakespeare's tragedy of two young lovers is depicted in Gounod's opera, not seen at the Royal Opera House in over a decade.
Shakespeare's tragedy of doomed young love receives a wonderful interpretation in Gounod's opera, combining all of the drama of the well-known story and the emotional and stirring music typical of the composer of Faust. Nicolas Jo?s production is revived with a fantastic cast conducted by French specialist Daniel Oren, and that has Piotr Beczala and Nino Machaidze/Mar?Alejandres as the star-crossed lovers.
The opera is especially famous for its love duets and for such sparkling numbers as Juliette's Act I waltz song, but the whole score is full of passion, melody and excitement. With the many ensembles, choruses and characters it is a wonderful showcase for the talents of the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Sung in French with English surtitles.