Met Opera on Demand Catalog
Roméo et Juliette
(Dec. 6, 1986)
Composer: Charles Gounod
Librettist: Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Domingo; Gasdia, Kraus, Schexnayder, Plishka
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 41 min.
Legendary tenor Alfredo Kraus as Roméo brings flawless vocalism, elegance, and consummate style to Gounod’s romantic take on the world’s most famous love story. Cecilia Gasdia is an innocent yet alluring Juliette, and Met stalwart Paul Plishka sings the sympathetic Frère Laurent with dignity and charisma. Plácido Domingo, a celebrated Roméo himself, conducts.