At The Opera, Romeo et Juliette (Live MET 1947), December 11, 2021
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Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) is an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique of Paris on April 27, 1867. This opera is notable for the series of four duets for the main characters and the waltz song "Je veux vivre" for the soprano. Cast: Romeo - Jussi Bjorling Juliette - Bidu Sayao Friar Laurence - Nicola Moscona MET Opera Orchestra and Chorus Emil Cooper - conductor LIVE 1947
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