British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Roméo et Juliette

Alternative title
Romeo and Juliet
Synopsis
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette with Franco Corelli and Jeanette Pilou in the title roles. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Alain Lombard. Milton Cross is the broadcast announcer.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network
Language
French (Standard)
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
18 Apr 1970 at 14:00 (Channel: ABC)
Duration
219 (69 synopses and features); 150 (opera)

Credits

Writer
Jules Barbier; Michel Carré
Music
Charles Gounod
Cast
Franco CorelliRomeo
Jeannette PilouJuliet
John ReardonMercutio
Justino DiazFriar Laurence
Jean KraftGertrude (Nurse)
Charles AnthonyTybalt
Clifford HarvuotCapulet
Edmond KarlsrudEscalus, Prince of Verona
Gene BoucherParis
Lorenzo AlvaryGregory
Marcia BaldwinStephano (Page)
Robert SchmorrBenvolio

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Preservation copy recorded in July 1988 from borrowed masters lent by the Metropolitan Opera.

The opera may be streamed by US subscribers to Sirius Satellite Radio http://www.sirius.com/siriusinternetradio.
General
Production staged by Paul-Emile Deiber and designed by Rolf Gerard.
History
In the ‘Opera on the Air’ feature in the intermission, Edward Downes hosted a singers’ roundtable with Martina Arroyo, Marilyn Horne and Joan Sutherland.
Reviews
Opera News, vol. 34, no. 25 (18 April 1970).

Production Company

Name

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Address
USA

Sponsor

Name

Texaco

Archive

Name

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

Email
rha@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/research/lpa/rha/rha.html External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 870 1663
Address
New York Public Library of Recorded Sound
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York
NY 100123

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 357 times.