Charles Gounod

Romeo and Juliet


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.
Christian Badea
Juliet, Capulet's daughter
Zita Szemere
Jean-François Borras
Friar Laurence
László Szvétek
Mercutio, Romeo's friend
Csaba Szegedi
Stefano, the page of Romeo
Ágnes Anna Kun
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
Lajos Geiger
Gregorio, servant of the Capulets
Antal Bakó


Erkel Theatre
Shakespeare az Erkelben season ticket