At The Opera, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, February 13, 2021
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Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) is an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris on April 27, 1867. This opera is notable for the series of four duets for the main characters and the waltz song "Je veux vivre" for the soprano. Cast: Romeo - Roberto Alagna Juliette - Angela Gheorghiu Friar Lawrence - Jose Van Dam Michel Plasson - conductor WARNER - 1995
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