A scene from the opera  'Roméo et Juliette'. © Ken Howard

The world’s best known love story, with music by Charles Gounod

The opera Roméo et Juliette is back on stage at the Liceu stage after 33 years.

It has been more than three decades since the Gran Teatre del Liceu hosted the latest performance of Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, and a few more since the French composer created the music. It’s been even longer since Shakespeare wrote his masterpiece though the story is as enthralling now as it was then, a timeless tragic tale of love that you can see at Barcelona’s Liceu opera house from 14 February to 4 March.

This five-act opera, with musical direction by Josep Pons and scenic direction by Stephen Lawless, is set in the American Civil War and features Aida Garifullina in the role of Juliette, and Saimir Pirgu as Romeo (Garifullina will be replaced by Katerina Tretyakonova on 19 and 24 February and on 2 and 4 March).

Forty-five minutes before each performance, the Foyer of the Liceu will host a free session offering basic information about the opera. You will also be able to follow the performance on 27 Tuesday February on the big screen of some cinemas. Check out this link to see which cinemas are taking part.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
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