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Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2016-17: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette – Vittorio Grigolo & Diana Damrau; conducted by Gianandrea Noseda [Showing on Saturday January 21]
Thursday, January 12, 2017 |  Roméo et Juliette, whilst not as regularly staged as Charles Gounod’s most-popular opera Faust, is the other of his numerous stage-works that retains a toe-hold in the repertoire. ... It is one of many operas based on Shakespeare’s tale of doomed young love, and is perhaps the most faithful to the play’s full narrative. ... Romeo and Juliet are the adolescent offspring of two noble families in Verona, the Capulets and the Montagues, at enmity for generations. ... Gounod’s music is always tuneful and beautiful, and in many ways is representative of the best of French Romantic opera. ... The ill-fated lovers are sung by Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau... 

 

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