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Romeo & Juliet
May 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
ROMEO & JULIET
May 15, 2016
Based on William Shakespeare’s “Roméo and Juliet.” Sung in French with English Surtitles.
The star-crossed story of the most famous lovers in history is expressed through the gorgeous music of the French romantic composer Charles Gounod. Juliette, daughter of the Capulets, has fallen in love with Roméo, scion of the Montague family, but their two families are embroiled in enmity and hatred. Their transcendent love triumphs as they die together in an immortal embrace.
Beautiful and accomplished soprano Sara Joy Miller, acclaimed for her portrayal of Anna Nicole Smith in the opera “Anna Nicole” will sing Juliette, complemented by charismatic American tenor Jonathan Boyd as Roméo. Versatile Mexican-American baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco will sing Mercutio, and dynamic bass Kevin Langan will appear as the kindly Father Laurent. Rising American Maestro Adam Turner will conduct the Concert Artists of Baltimore Orchestra in a new co-production shared by Opera Carolina, Toledo Opera and Opera Grand Rapids, with an opulent and traditional concept, directed by Shakespearean specialist Bernard Uzan.
There is also a May 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm event.