Romeo et Juliette

27-29 MAY 2016

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FRI

MAY 27

19:30

SAT

MAY 28

19:30

SUN

MAY 29

19:30

GRAND THEATRE, HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTRE

$800, $680, $420, $300, $150


+100%-

One of Gounod’s best operas, Romèo et Juliette has become one of the most successful adaptations of the Shakespeare tragedy. Natural and spontaneous, with vibrant and poetic sets, this production by French director and designer Arnaud Bernard is starred by two highly successful young French opera singers Vannina Santoni (Juliette) and Sèbastien Guèze (Romèo), along with overseas and local best talents, Opera Hong Kong Chorus and Fujian Symphony Orchestra under the baton of French maestro Benjamin Pionnier.Premiered in Paris in 1867, Gounod’s Romèo et Juliette is a heart-breaking tragedy on the fate of two young lovers that touches the soul of all who see it. On a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carrè, after the play by Shakespeare, the opera focuses on drama through lyricism: the feud of the families becomes a background for the love story. The drama is based on the monologues and four brilliants duets of the main characters which reveal the story of their relations. It was Gounod’s Romèo et Juliette, following his Faust, that established a new genre in the late 19th-century opera, called drame lyrique.

Producer Warren Mok
Conductor Benjamin Pionnier
Director Arnaud Bernard
Fujian Symphony Orchestra
Opera Hong Kong Chorus

Cast
Juliette Vannina Santoni
Romèo Sèbastien Guèze
Frère Laurent Gong Dong Jian
Mercutio Guillaume Andrieux
Capulet Guy Bonfiglio
Tybalt Haô Ting
Stèphano Carol Lin / Samantha Chong
Gertrude Dominique Chan
The Duke Apollo Wong
Grègorio Alexander Chen
Paris Sammy Chien