What's on at Strode Theatre
Metropolitan Opera Cinema presents ROMEO ET JULIET Saturday 23 March 4:55PM
- By: Charles Gounod
- Conductor: Yannick Nézet- Séguin
- Producer: Bartlett Sher
- Tickets: £18, £16.50, £13 (incl. £1.30 comsn.)
- Venue: Studio
- With: Nadine Sierra, Benjamin Bernheim, Will Liverman, Frederick Ballentine, Samantha Hankey, Alfred Walker.
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.