Romeo and Juliet

MUSIC BY CHARLES GOUNOD

 

Despite the senseless, bloody conflict between their warring families, two young lovers from opposite sides of the tracks commit to each other in life and death. Experience the rush of first love in one of the most epic tragic romances.

Production New to San Francisco Opera

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Sung in French with English supertitles


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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 3 hours including one intermission

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of Shakespeare, Keira Knightley costume dramas, and romances complicated by family drama, à la Crazy Rich Asians

FOUND IN SERIES

Full Series: A, D*, R/R+RBW*, G, J, M
Half Series: B, F*, S/RBW*, X*, H, L, O
Out of Town Series: OOT1, OOT2, OOT3
*Best Value Series

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Friday 09/06/19 8:00PM
Friday 09/13/19 7:30PM
Wednesday 09/18/19 7:30PM *
Saturday 09/21/19 7:30PM
Tuesday 09/24/19 7:30PM *
Sunday 09/29/19 2:00PM *
Tuesday 10/01/19 7:30PM *
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* OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level for this performance, is made possible by the Koret/Taube Media Suite.

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THE BUZZ

Nadine Sierra “possesses something that can hardly be taught: a commanding stage presence, complete with flashing eyes, a winning smile and unmannered gestures.”
The New York Times

Bryan Hymel “has all the pure, brilliant top notes of Pavarotti but can really act. Currently no one quite matches him."
The Guardian

Yves Abel is “a natural opera conductor. He possesses, in other words, that knack for being both on the stage and in the pit simultaneously.”
The New York Times

Synopsis

Despite a senseless conflict between their warring families, two young lovers commit to each other in life and death.

 

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CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Romeo Bryan Hymel
Romeo Pene Pati 1
Juliet Nadine Sierra
Juliet Amina Edris 1
Mercutio Lucas Meachem
Friar Lawrence James Creswell
Count Capulet Timothy Mix
Tybalt Daniel Montenegro
Duke of Verona Philip Skinner
Stéphano Stephanie Lauricella *
Gertrude Eve Gigliotti *

PERFORMANCES

Sep 6, 13, 18, 21, 24, 29; Oct 1

CREATIVE
Conductor Yves Abel
Director Jean-Louis Grinda *
Set Designer Eric Chevalier *
Costume Designer Carola Volles *
Lighting Designer Roberto Venturi *
Fight Director Dave Maier
Choreographer Lawrence Pech
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

* San Francisco Opera debut

1  Oct 1

Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Teatro Carlo Felice co-production.

 

Previous performances of Romeo and Juliet can be found in our Archive.

MADE POSSIBLE BY

Opening Weekend Grand Sponsor, Diane B. Wilsey.

Additional support is provided by John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; the Edmund W. and Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Fund; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; and Joan and David Traitel.

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