Metropolitan Opera: Romeo Et Juliette
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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
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