Utah Opera Presents
Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet
DATES and TIMES:
October 13 (7:30 PM), 15 (7 PM), 17 (7 PM), 19 (7:30 PM), & 21 (2 PM), 2018
Janet Q. Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Robert Tweten, conductor
Vera Calabria, director
Anya Matanovic, Juliet
Joshua Dennis, Romeo
Adam Lau, Friar Laurence
Utah Opera Chorus
The greatest love story ever told, with music that will stir your emotions.
Shakespeare’s tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet has been tugging at the heartstrings of theater-goers for more than four centuries. Anya Matanovic (The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel) and Joshua Dennis (Moby-Dick) return to Utah Opera as the two star-cross’d lovers in Romantic-era composer Charles Gounod’s musical take on this story. The pair shares no fewer than four irresistible duets throughout the show, with the final heart-wrenching harmonies occurring in the tomb just as Juliet awakes and Romeo breathes his last breath. Whether on Team Capulet or Team Montague, this performance will unite all who see it in vigorous applause.
Sung in French with English supertitles projected.
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.
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