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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.