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Welcome! We’re thrilled you’re joining us at Opera at the Ballpark. We hope you enjoy this live simulcast of Gounod's Romeo and Juliet from the War Memorial Opera House stage.
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5:30pm Doors open7:30pm Opera begins
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Despite a senseless conflict between their warring families, two young lovers commit to each other in life and death.
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* San Francisco Opera debut
Teatro Carlo Felice and Opéra de Monte-Carlo co-production.
Previous performances of Romeo and Juliet can be found in our Archive.
All the world loves a lover, but some ages love lovers more than others do. For example, when Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was ﬁrst performed in the mid-1590s, it would not have been difficult to ﬁnd members of the audience who took a distinctly jaundiced view of Romeo and Juliet’s deﬁance of family interests and honor in order to satisfy their own romantic desires. Read more.
By 1867 Napoleon III’s Second Empire seemed to be approaching the glorious new future he had promised. Paris had been rebuilt by the indefatigable Baron Haussmann with grand new boulevards lined with trees and handsome buildings, the low-rise Paris that we know today. Read more.
“Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! Here’s drink—I drink to thee!” [SHE DRINKS, AND FALLS UPON HER BED WITHIN THE CURTAINS.] So ends the dramatic soliloquy Shakespeare gives his heroine as she steels herself for downing Friar Lawrence’s potion to give her the “borrowed likeness of shrunk death.” Read more.
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[Pene Pati’s] got a vigorous, full-bodied sound with a lustrous mid-range and glorious, perfectly placed top notes
— San Francisco Chronicle
Perhaps best of all, Pati… has that magical, indescribable charisma that radiates beyond the footlights
Soprano Nadine Sierra… tackled the glittering passagework and high-flying roulades with precision
Conductor Yves Abel and the Opera Orchestra rose superbly to their assignments
Baritone Lucas Meachem was a standout as Romeo’s fellow Montague Mercutio, sporting dramatic heft and robust resonance
— The San Francisco Examiner
Join us for the rest of our 2019–20 Season featuring Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Verdi’s Manon Lescaut, and Mason Bates’ The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
Want to bring the family? Check out Hansel and Gretel opening November 15.
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