Charles Gounod http://wrti.org en LA Opera: ROMEO ET JULIETTE on July 21st http://wrti.org/post/la-opera-romeo-et-juliette-july-21st <p>Soprano Nino Machaidze and tenor Vittorio Grigolo star as the world&rsquo;s most famous lovers in Charles Gounod&#39;s <em>ROMEO ET JULIETTE.</em> An opera in five acts, with a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, it&#39;s based on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique (Théâtre-Lyrique Impérial du Châtelet) in Paris on April 27th, 1867. The opera is notable for the series of four duets for the main characters and the waltz song &quot;Je veux vivre&quot; for the soprano.</p> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 17:57:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 4180 at http://wrti.org LA Opera: ROMEO ET JULIETTE on July 21st