GP at The Met: Roméo et Juliette

Introduction

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Composer: Charles Gounod

Librettists: Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

Production: Guy Joosten

Conductor: Plácido Domingo

Performers: Anna Netrebko (Juliette), Roberto Alagna (Roméo), Marc Heller (Tybalt), Louis Otey (Paris), Charles Taylor (Capulet), Jane Bunnell (Gertrude), David Won (Grégorio), Tony Stevenson (Benvolio), Dean Peterson (Duke of Verona)

Synopsis:
Soprano Anna Netrebko teams up with tenor Roberto Alagna in Charles Gounod’s sensual interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless love story. Originally premiered in 1867, Gounod’s opera was a triumph in its time, and is still praised today for its remarkable musical take on Shakespeare. Plácido Domingo presides on the conductor’s podium for this tour-de-force presentation.

Opera synopsis courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera

Funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: “Roméo et Juliette” has been provided by Toll Brothers, the Irene Diamond Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass, and PBS.

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