Roméo et Juliette
Music by C. Gounod
Wherefore Art Thou?
Ecstasy. Secrecy. Hatred. Tragedy.
Perhaps the most famous love story of all time, the opera closely follows the plot of Shakespeare’s play, revealing the intense passion between Romeo and Juliet, their covert marriage, the bitterness of family feuds, and the final calamity of misunderstanding.
Gounod’s adaptation is the most classically operatic of all renditions. The sumptuous score dazzles with swirling waltzes, dramatic choruses, and sublime love duets—after which, it may truly be felt that “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”
In French with English supertitles.