Romeo and Juliet - Opera - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Romeo and Juliet

    Charles Gounod

    Opéra Bastille - from 17 June to 15 July 2023

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Romeo and Juliet

Opéra Bastille - from 17 June to 15 July 2023

Opera

Romeo and Juliet

Charles Gounod

Opéra Bastille - from 17 June to 15 July 2023

3h20 with 1 interval

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

  • Pre‑opening for the young : 14 June 2023 at 19:30

    Opening night : 17 June 2023 at 19:30

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How many composers have been inspired by the two lovers from Verona depicted by Shakespeare? From Vincenzo Bellini and Hector Berlioz to Leonard Bernstein, the list is long. If Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, first performed during the Universal Exhibition of 1867, enjoyed immediate popularity it is doubtless because this is the version that translates the tumultuous lives of the celebrated lovers with the greatest finesse. Four love duets, a fiery waltz and luminous, lyrical music: the entire score seems to tremble with desire and freshness. Who better than Thomas Jolly, one of the most inventive directors of his generation, reputed for his audacious re‑readings of Shakespeare, to celebrate this hymn to youth? Following his Eliogabalo by Cavalli in 2016, he signs his second collaboration with the Paris Opera.

  • Opening
  • First part 100 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 70 mn
  • End

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