WRTI Spotlight
1:57 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

LA Opera: ROMEO ET JULIETTE on July 21st

Soprano Nino Machaidze and tenor Vittorio Grigolo star as the world’s most famous lovers in Charles Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE. An opera in five acts, with a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, it'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 "Je veux vivre" for the soprano.

Saturday, July 21st, 1 to 4:15 pm

Synopsis

CAST:
Juliette: Nino Machaidze
Romeo: Vittorio Grigolo
Mercutio: Museop Kim
Frere Laurent: Vitalij Kowaljow
Count Capulet: Vladimir Chernov
Tybalt: Alexey Sayapin
Duke of Verona: Philip Cokorinos
Stephano: Renée Rapier
Gertrude: Ronnita Nicole Miller
Gregorio: Michael Dean
Benvolio: Ben Bliss
Count Paris: Daniel Armstrong
Frere Jean: Erik Anstine
CONDUCTOR:  Placido Domingo
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Ian Judge
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS

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