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May. 15 2016

07/09/16 – Romeo and Juliet – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

  • by Charles Gounod
  • In French with projected English titles
  • front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

He’s a Montague and she’s a Capulet — families who have hated each other for centuries. Yet when Romeo meets Juliet, they fall instantly and rapturously in love. Secretly, they marry — but Shakespeare’s famed young couple is ultimately doomed. Everything that could have been is lost as they die tragically in each other’s arms.

The world’s most famous love story finds new dimension in Gounod’s deeply romantic music. This is passion personified, from tender intimacy to ecstatic grandeur, including five iconic love duets and soaring music for the chorus and orchestra.

With her “exquisite” voice of “purity and bloom” The New York Times Susanna Phillips will be a Juliet to remember, while Joseph Calleja and Eric Cutler embody all the elegance and golden ardor that Romeo demands.

 

Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by the NIB Foundation and Julie and Roger Baskes.

Production owned by The Metropolitan Opera.

 

Starring

  • Susanna Phillips

    Juliet

    Susanna Phillips

  • Joseph Calleja

    Romeo (Feb 22-Mar 8)

    Joseph Calleja

  • Eric Cutler

    Romeo (Mar 11-19)

    Eric Cutler

  • Christian Van Horn

    Friar Laurence

    Christian Van Horn

– See more at: http://www.lyricopera.org/romeo/#sthash.4DHi5EmW.dpuf

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