Composer: Charles Gounod
Librettists: Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Based on: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Premiere Date: Théâtre-Lyrique Impérial du Châtelet, Paris. April 27, 1867
For years their families have been at war, yet at first sight, Romeo and Juliet fall deeply in love. OPERA San Antonio presents Gounod’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. As their romance blooms so does the hatred between their houses, which compels these star-crossed young lovers to choose between their love for each other and love for their families.
Performed in French with English Translations.
One hour prior to each performance, a free lecture is open to all ticket-holders. These lectures are designed to be educational for opera-goers of all ages and are offered to help the audience gain a better understanding of the production they are about to experience.