Romeo and Juliet

June 27 & 29, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Music Hall

Music by Charles Gounod
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

Sung in French with projected translation
Rated PG

These violent delights have violent ends.

Only a teenager, Juliet’s world was tightly controlled and so, so small. There were parties, to be sure, but she chafed against the domineering love of her parents, her cousin, her nurse. Then suddenly, there was Romeo! Like a dream of love come to life—and forbidden.

Charles Gounod’s faithful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers comes to life in a fanciful new production. Cincinnati Opera favorite Nicole Cabell returns to bring her “faultlessly gleaming soprano” (Financial Times) to the role of Juliet, and Canadian tenor Frédéric Antoun stars as Romeo in his company debut after leading performances at Opéra de Paris, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Salzburg Festival.


Cast & Creative Team

Juliet  Nicole Cabell
Romeo  Frédéric Antoun
Mercutio  Hadleigh Adams
Tybalt  Piotr Buszewski
Stephano  Reilly Nelson
Gertrude  Catherine Keen

Conductor  Ramón Tebar
Stage Director  Matthew Ozawa
Scenic Designer  William Boles
Costume Designer  Sarah Bahr
Lighting Designer  Thomas C. Hase
Wig & Make-up Designer  James Geier

Scenery and costumes constructed by Minnesota Opera and Cincinnati Opera.
A co-production of Minnesota Opera and Cincinnati Opera.

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Opera Insights
Enhance your Romeo and Juliet knowledge with a pre-curtain lecture one hour before each performance in Music Hall's Corbett Tower. Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, provides overviews and insights into the opera's history, music, and production. Free to all ticket holders. No reservations required.