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Roméo et Juliette: Love, Blood and Revenge on Stage

Hosted by the Consul of the Prague Spontaneous Activities Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 12 Sep 19:00 - 22:30

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The opera is sung in French. Czech and English subtitles
Approximate running time, including intermissions: 3 hours, 10 minutes, one 20-minute intermission.

In his youth, the French composer Charles Gounod Protected content said that “one can only make a successful musical career by composing operas”. Of the 13 operas he wrote, two went on to gain global recognition: Faust and Roméo et Juliette. Since its premiere at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on 27 April Protected content , Gounod’s setting of the immortal story of the Verona lovers has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity. For the very first time in the history of opera, four duets of the main protagonists instead of the conventional two love duets occur: their first encounter at the Capulets’ ball, the balcony scene, Roméo and Juliette’s wedding night, and the death scene. The literature on Gounod’s love songs often contains a statement along the lines that the score of Roméo et Juliette is nothing but a “now and then interrupted love duet.” Owing to Bedřich Smetana, a great champion of Gounod’s music, Roméo et Juliette got to Prague merely two years after its world premiere, and its Czech staging at the New Town Theatre, with Smetana conducting, was the very first in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The National Theatre first presented the opera on 6 January Protected content . Our most recent production Protected content was created by the Slovak director Jozef Bednárik. The new production at the State Opera was prepared by the eminent Italian conductor Marco Guidarini and the Slovak director Sláva Daubnerová, who recently dazzled the Prague audience with her treatment of Shostakovich’s Orango and Antiformalist Rayok.

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Join us to experience the performance of Gounod's opera adapted from Shakespeare's classic play, the immortal story of Romeo and Juliet!

You can buy your ticket here:Protected content

Let's stick to the area of the 1st Balcony Right so we all could enjoy the performance together. You can see that area marked on the pictures of the event.
I have the sit 45 in the 1st row over there.

We will meet around 18:30Protected content
In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by message or phone!

I'm really looking forward to seeing you there!:)