Iconic Productions: Roméo et Juliette

“The story is an elemental one, and we do not, after all, really remember the tragedy at the end – what we remember is the power of the love between [Romeo and Juliette].” – Librettist Mark Morris on the beauty of Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

<em>Roméo et Juliette</em> (2004); Photo: Ken Howard

Roméo et Juliette (2004); Photo: Ken Howard

LA Opera presented Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in 2005. A highly sensual and successful production starring the luminous Anna Netrebko as Juliette and Rolando Villazón as Romeo, the production pushed the boundaries of Charles Gounod’s original opera. It heightened the emotional connection between the two doomed lovers, making their ultimate fate that much more tragic.

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