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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. Stage direction is by Guy Joosten and television direction by Gary Halvorson. Roberto Alagna and Anna Netrebko sing the title roles. Placido Domingo conducts the Metropolitan Opera and Chorus. The Met’s production is introduced by presenter Peter Gelb.
Series
Metropolitan Opera: Live in Hd
Language
French (Standard)
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
15 Dec 2007 (Channel: Theatre TV (PBS))
Duration
210 mins
Availability
No distributor found (10/2008)

Credits

Director
Gary Halvorson; Guy Joosten
Music
Charles Gounod
Production Design
Johannes Leiacker
Costume
Jorge Jara
Contributor
Margaret Juntwait; Peter Gelb; 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 intermission Includes interviews with Domingo and members of the cast. The opera was transmitted live on BBC radio 3 15/12/2007 (catalogued separately).
Figures
The Met transmitted Romeo et Juliette live via satellite to high-definition screens at five New York City public high schools. Some 2,000 students and family members attended free. The Met reported a worldwide audience of 97,000 on 600 screens and a box office gross of $1.65 million.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Metropolitan Opera Association

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