Explore the region. Get involved in your community. Experience moments of joy.
Delivered Tuesdays & Thursdays
Live broadcasts from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, Saturday mornings on CapRadio.
Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm December through June 10on Music Station
Roméo et Julietteby Charles Gounod
“The temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” - The New York Times
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 this adaptation, focus is less on Shakespeare's wordplay on more 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.
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
JULIETTE: Diana Damrau
ROMÉO: Vittorio Grigolo
STÉPHANO: Virginie Verrez MERCUTIO: Elliot Madore FRÈRE LAURENT: Mikhail Petrenko
Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.Approximate running time 2 hrs 56 min