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The Met: Roméo et Juliette

January 21, 2017, 12:55 PM

$18 – $20

Music By: Charles Gounod

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.

The world premiere of this opera was in Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, 1867. Perhaps the most enduringly successful of the many operatic settings of the world’s consummate love story, Roméo et Juliette is an excellent example of French Romanticism, a tradition that values subtlety, sensuality, and graceful vocal delivery over showy effects. In the opera there is a slight shift of focus away from the word games of the original play and a greater focus on the two lovers, who are given four irresistible duets, including a brief final reunion in the tomb scene that does not appear in the play.

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors

This performance is a live high-definition broadcast from New York City. The running time is 3:04, including one intermission.

Broadcast Timing:

12:15pm – 12:55pm Walk In: Art cards
12:55pm – 1:05pm Live from the Opera House / Countdown
1:05pm – 2:25pm PERFORMANCE START: Open / Part 1
2:25pm – 3:00pm INTERMISSION (35:00) tbd
Live interviews / features
Intermission Break (10:00)
Live interviews / Intro Part 2
3:00pm -4:11pm Part 2
4:11pm -4:16pm BOWS / CREDITS / SIGN-OFF



January 21, 2017
12:55 PM
$18 – $20


Waterville Opera House
1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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