Gounod: Romeo & Juliette / Pons, Grand Theatre of the Liceu

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Romeo and Juliet is the most famous love story of all time. In Charles Gounod's operatic adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy at the Gran Teatre...

Romeo and Juliet is the most famous love story of all time. In Charles Gounod's operatic adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona "Saimir Pirgu and Aida Garifullina mesmerize as the tragic lovers.“ (Euronews) Charles Gounod is one of the great representatives of French lyric drama and due to his famous aria “Je veux vivre,” ravishing melodies; magical duets and the unique ballet scene in Act IV; Roméo et Juliette continues to gain much popularity. This production by Stephen Lawless once again demonstrates the abundance of ideas that Shakespeare’s legendary tale is able to inspire; even in the 21st century. In addition to the lavish stage sets and the carefully chosen costumes and props; the production captivates the audience thanks to its refined dramaturgical logic: “Lawless successfully creates a dignified and logical background to the
ongoing story […].” (Metropolitan Barcelona)



Product Description:


  • Release Date: September 22, 2023


  • UPC: 810116910113


  • Catalog Number: 764108


  • Label: C Major


  • Number of Discs: 2


  • Period: NR


  • Composer: Charles Gounod


  • Conductor: Josep Pons


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Chorus of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu


  • Performer: Aida Garifullina, Saimir Pirgu, David Alegret, Gabriel Bermudez, Stephen Lawless, Tara Erraught