Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet
A forbidden marriage. A brawl. A tragic misunderstanding.
It takes Gounod’s irresistible music to add more drama to Shakespeare’s timeless love story.
Shakespeare’s tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet has been tugging at the heartstrings of theater-goers for more than four centuries. Anya Matanovič (The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel) and Joshua Dennis (Moby-Dick) return to Utah Opera as the two star-cross’d lovers in Romantic-era composer Charles Gounod’s musical take on this story. The pair shares no fewer than four irresistible duets throughout the show, with the final heart-wrenching harmonies occurring in the tomb just as Juliet awakes and Romeo breathes his last breath. Whether on Team Capulet or Team Montague, this performance will unite all who see it in vigorous applause.
Sung in French with English supertitles.
- Robert Tweten, conductor
- Vera Lúcia Calábria, director
- Anya Matanovič, Juliet
- Joshua Dennis, Romeo
- Efraín Solís, Mercutio
- Adam Lau, Friar Laurence
- Megan Marino, Stephano
- Utah Opera Chorus
- Utah Symphony
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.