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Romeo et Juliette

Alternative title
Romeo and Juliet
Synopsis
Live relay of the Saturday matinee performance of Gounod’s opera from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Guy Joosten directs for stage. Placido Domingo conducts. The Met’s production is introduced by presenter Margaret Juntwait and English tenor Philip Langridge. Includes a feature about setting Shakespeare and backstage interviews with members of the cast.
Series
Opera on 3: Live from the Met
Language
French (Standard)
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
15 Dec 2007 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
210 mins

Credits

Director
Guy Joosten
Music
Charles Gounod
Contributor
Margaret Juntwait; Philip Langridge; Plácido Domingo
Cast
Roberto AlagnaRomeo
Anna NetrebkoJuliette (Juliet)
Nathan GunnMercutio
Robert LloydFriar Laurence
Jane BunnellGertrude (Nurse)
Charles TaylorCapulet
David WonGregory
Dean PetersonEscalus, Prince of Verona
Isabel LeonardStephano (Page)
Louis OteyParis
Marc HellerTybalt
Tony StevensonBenvolio

Additional Details

Theatre
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
Theatre company
New York Metropolitan Opera
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
opera; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The opera was televised live in HD on America’s PBS Theater TV (catalogued separately).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Metropolitan Opera Association

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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