OPERA
ROMEO AND JULIET
Charles Gounod
Premiere Dec 15, 2011, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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ROMEO AND JULIET

Charles Gounod

Premiere Dec 15, 2011, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

The opera version of the famous story about the lovers of Verona in Ostrava after 80 years!

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The love between Romeo and Juliet is known in various forms – as the original play by William Shakespeare, the dramatic symphony by Hector Berlioz or the renowned ballet by Sergei Prokofiev. We offer you the famous opera version written by Charles Gounod, which had its world premiere in Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on 27 April 1867. The opera Romeo and Juliet was last produced in Ostrava in 1926. The current production in the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre is the result of the cooperation between the director Peter Gábor and his team Jozef Ciller (stage design) and Katarína Holková (costume design). Peter Gábor already achieved great success last season with Fedora by Umberto Giordano.

From the history of the opera:

The fact that Gounod had intended to compose an opera based on Shakespeare’s famous tragedy is first mentioned in his correspondence from the end of 1864. Jules Barbier and Michel Carré wrote the libretto in the first three months of the following year. In contrast to Bellini’s opera The Capulets and the Montagues (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) for which Felice Romani completely reworked the Shakespeare’s tragedy in 1830, the libretto in Gounod’s opera follows the story more or less faithfully. The composer started his work in April of 1865 and he finished it three months later. First he thought that the opera would contain spoken dialogues but in the end he quickly wrote music for the recitatives during the preparations for the premiere. He kept the former division into five acts and at the end of rehearsals he added the prologue as well as the famous Juliet’s waltz aria.

SUNG IN FRENCH WITH CZECH SUBTITLES

 

 

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Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Dec 15, 2011 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail
Dec 17, 2011 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detail
Jan 6, 2012 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 19, 2012 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 31, 2012 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 7, 2012 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 18, 2012 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 22, 2012 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 8, 2012 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 21, 2012 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 25, 2012 3.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 9, 2012 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 27, 2013 5.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 19, 2013 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreDerniereshow detail

The play is no longer in our repertoire.

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Pedro Velazquez Diaz (Roméo)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Pedro Velazquez Diaz (Roméo), Michal Křístek (Mercutio)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
Kateřina Kněžíková (Juliette)
Photo by: Daniel Jäger
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Kateřina Kněžíková (Juliette) a sbor opery


Photo by: Martin Popelář



Erika Šporerová (Gertrude), Kateřina Kněžíková (Juliette), Bogdan Kurowski (Capulet), Martin Štolba (Paris)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Luciano Mastro (Roméo) a Agnieszka Bochenek-Osiecka (Juliette)

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Jana Šrejma Kačírková (Juliette) a Luciano Mastro (Roméo)

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Aleš Briscein (Roméo) a Kateřina Kněžíková (Juliette)

Photo by: Martin Popelář
Linda Ballová (Stéphano)

Photo by: Martin Popelář