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Met Opera: Romeo et Juliette

21 Jul 2019

  • 175 mins
  • Composer: Gounod
  • Dir: Bartlett Sher
  • Cond: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Features: Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau

A pair of charismatic artists, tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau, are the star-crossed lovers of Gounod’s dreamy adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy.

Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher’s staging updates the action to 18th-century Verona and conjures both the magic and heartbreak of this timeless love story. Damrau displays glittering coloratura virtuosity and Grigolo delivers passionate longing and a moving rendition of the famous aria “Ah! lève-toi, soleil!

Recorded during the 16/17 season