Opera On Screen: Roméo and Juliette

Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette is one of the most famous and moving love stories in all of opera, despite the fact that everyone already knows how the story ends. Stage director Bartlett Sher (winner of a Tony Award for best director of a musical for his revival of South Pacific on Broadway) makes his European opera debut with this production of Roméo et Juliette at the Felsenreitschule. Tenor superstar Rolando Villazón sings opposite young Georgian soprano Nino Machaizde, one of the newest darlings of the opera world.

Juliette: Nino Machaidze
Roméo: Rolando Villazón
Frère Laurent: Mikhail Petrenko
Mercutio: Russell Braun
Stéphano: Cora Burggraaf
Le Comte Capulet: Falk Struckmann
Tybalt: Juan Francisco Gatell

Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Director: Bartlett Sher
Sets: Michael Yeargan
Costumes: Catherine Zuber
Lights: Jennifer Tipton
Libretto: Jules Barbier, Michel Carré