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Gounod

Roméo et Juliette

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From their first meeting until their tragic deaths, Jussi Björling and Bidú Sayão are a Romeo and Juliet you won’t be able to forget. Their achingly beautiful voices convey all the passion and impetuousness of Shakespeare’s poignant teenage lovers. But at the same time Björling and Sayao sing with an elegance and charm so necessary for French opera of the Belle Epoque.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Feb 1, 1947

Composer

Charles Gounod

Librettist

Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

Run Time

2 HRS 06 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus