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Roméo et Juliette

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No Roméo could possibly resist Mirella Freni’s enchanting combination of appealing innocence and impulsiveness as Juliette. Her warm lyric voice glided over Juliette’s phrases with a naturalness that brought the character to stunning life. Nicolai Gedda’s Roméo was sensitive, ardent, and as stylish as they come. Together Freni and Gedda showed a new generation of operagoers why Gounod’s opera is as enjoyable and heartbreaking as Shakespeare’s play. John Macurdy is the helpful Friar Lawrence.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Apr 13, 1968


Charles Gounod


Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

Run Time

2 HRS 37 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet