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Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

opera • Shakespeare • arch-rivals • family • heart-breaking • romantic
  • Filmed Performance
  • Met Opera on Demand
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • Free
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette - Met Opera on Demand | Thespie

Every bit as heartbreaking and kinetic as the Shakespearean original, Gounod’s ravishing opera features the most famous moments of the play dressed up in unforgettable musical finery. The star-crossed lovers at the center are assigned no fewer than four duets; Romeo’s swashbuckling friend Mercutio gets a first-act showstopper about Queen Mab; and Juliet’s vivacious entrance aria is a waltz so irresistible, anyone would be compelled to scale a balcony for her.

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