Romeo and Juliet

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  • New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
  • Bartlett Sher Production

Charles Gounod

Roméo et Juliette
Opera in five acts

Duration: 03h 24 min

The adaptation to operatic language of one of William Shakespeare’s greatest works, Romeo and Juliet, always provides an occasion for the singers who lend their voices to the most famous romantic couple in popular culture to shine. In this production of Charles Gounod’s opera, directed by Bartlett Sher – “one of the most original and stimulating directors not only of the American theatre but also of the opera world” (New York Times) – it falls to soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim, two singers at the peak of their careers, to take the lead roles.


Jules Barbier and Michel Carré Libretto based on the play by William Shakespeare
Michael Yeargan Set designer
Catherine Zuber Costume designer
Jennifer Tipton Lighting designer
Chase Brock Choreographer
B. H. Barry Fight director
Gina Lapinski Stage Director

CAST — In order of vocal appearance:

Frederick Ballentine Tybalt (Tenor)
Daniel Rich Páris (Baritone)
Nathan Berg Capuleto (Bass-Baritone)
Nadine Sierra Juliette (Soprano)
Will Liverman Mercutio (Baritone)
Benjamin Bernheim Roméo (Tenor)
Eve Gigliotti Gertrude (Mezzo-Soprano)
Jeongcheol Cha Grégorio (Bass-Baritone)
Alfred Walker Frère Laurent (Bass-Baritone)
Samantha Hankey Stéphano (Mezzo-Soprano)
Thomas Capobianco Benvolio (Tenor)
Richard Bernstein Duke of Verona (Bass)

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