MET SUMMER ENCORES 2019 - Charles Gounod: Romeo and Juliette

Opera Broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York on 23th of June

23 june 2019 18:00 - 21:00

Location: Díszterem

World premiere: 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.

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.

Ticket information

Ticket price: 4100 HUF
Discount: 3800 Ft, in case of buying tickets for 3 MET SUMMER ENCORES 2019 performances at the same time in Urania's cashier.

Tickets are available at the Cassa of the Urania National Filmtheater and in the Ticket Sale System of Interticket and Jegymester (available in English too).


Director: Bartlett Sher

Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Cast: Diana Damrau, Vittorio Grigolo, Mihail Petrenko

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