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Metropolitan Opera House

Charles Gounod’s sensational adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet returns to New York.

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From the play that is widely known across the world, Gounod created the French sensation that is Romeo et Juliette. Showcasing the story we know and featuring an impressive score, it’s obvious why this opera has stood the test of time. Now, New York audiences can experience Gounod’s tale of doomed love this spring at the Metropolitan Opera House.

About Romeo et Juliette

First making its debut in New York in 1867, Romeo et Juliette is an opera based on the play written by William Shakespeare in the 1500s. Made up of five acts, with four duets between the main characters, Romeo and Juliette, the opera tells the emotional story of two star-crossed lovers and their rival families, along with the famous feuds and duels.

Written by Charles Gounod, the opera was first performed in Paris in 1867, with the adaptation adored so much that it made its debut in New York in the same year and was translated into Italian. Keeping the vision of 1400s Verona alive, the set boasts spectacular backdrops and the cast exhibits remarkable period costumes.

Met Opera Romeo et Juliette Cast

Winner of the People’s Choice Award 2013, Nadine Sierra (Juliette) has been showcasing her voice around the world, performing the lead roles in the most well-known operas. Benjamin Bernheim (Romeo) has made notary appearances in the top opera houses globally and was the winner of the Opera Singer of the Year award in 2020.

The History of Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette

After Gounod’s most famous opera, Faust, he wasn't able to gain as much success with any further operas. After three unsuccessful attempts, Gounod listened to a critic who suggested he adapt Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Gounod had trouble casting, which led to him composing the last act twice. Despite this, the opera was praised and went on to have over 300 performances across 14 years at the Opera-Comique in Paris, France.

Romeo et Juliette At The Met Opera Is A Must See

As one of the most successful opera adaptations of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this is not an opera to miss. Get ready to be wowed by the opera sensations Nadine Sierra and Benjamin Bernheim and drawn in by the famous drama, as the short run of Romeo et Juliette plays at the Met Opera this spring.

Sorry this show closed 30 March 2024.

Performance dates:
30 Mar 2024 - 30 Mar 2024
Running time:
3 hours and 10 minutes including an intermission.
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Performance date: 10 March 2024
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