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Romeo et Juliette

Synopsis
BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette live from Covent Garden. Charles Mackerras conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal House, Covent Garden. Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu sing the title roles.
Series
Opera on 3
Language
French (Standard)
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
26 Feb 2000 at 18:55 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
185 mins

Credits

Writer
Jules Barbier; Michel Carré
Music
Charles Gounod
Cast
Roberto AlagnaRomeo
Gheorghiu. AngelaJuliet
William DazeleyMercutio
Alastair MilesFriar Laurence
Gillian KnightGertrude (Nurse)
Graeme BroadbentParis
Jenny GrahnStephano (Page)
Jeremy WhiteGregory
Roderick EarleEscalus, Prince of Verona
Sorin ColibanCapulet
Tito BeltranTybalt

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Between acts 2 and 3 a 25 minute programme GOUNOD’S SHAKESPEARE was broadcast in which David Charlton ‘searches for the voices of Romeo and Juliet in 19th century Paris’. Between acts 3 and 4 THE MURDERING WORD was broadcast (20 minutes) in which Professor Kieran Ryan explored the role of language in Romeo and Juliet.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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