Charles Gounod

Roméo et Juliette

Shakespeare az Erkelben season ticket


Opera in two parts, five acts, performed in concert version, in French, with Hungarian surtitles
The libretto for Gounod's Roméo et Juliette broadly follows the plot of Shakespeare's original play. The composer's correspondence indicates plans for the opera as early as 1864, and he started composing in 1965. The work's premiere immediately brought its creators enormous acclaim. The Paris premiere was quickly followed by one in London, and not long afterwards it was being staged in other major European cities, and has remained in the permanent repertoires of the world's opera houses ever since. As part of the Shakespeare Season, the five-act opera is being performed in concert format.

Photo by Csibi Szilvia

Details

Location
Erkel Theatre
Date
May 28, 2016
Start time
19:00
End time
22:00

Cast

Conductor
Christian Badea
Juliet, Capulet's daughter
Zita Szemere
Romeo
Jean-François Borras
Friar Laurence
László Szvétek
Mercutio, Romeo's friend
Csaba Szegedi
Stefano, the page of Romeo
Ágnes Anna Kun
Capulet
Gábor Bretz
Tybalt, Capulet's nephew
Gergely Boncsér
Benvolio, Romeo's friend
Gábor Csiki
Gertrude, the nurse of Juliet
Éva Balatoni
The Prince of Verona
Tamás Busa
Paris
Lajos Geiger
Gregorio, servant of the Capulets
Antal Bakó

Credits

Librettist
Michel Carré / Jules Barbier
Hungarian surtitles
Mária H. Merczel
Chorus director
Kálmán Strausz

Events

2016. May 28., Sat, 19:00