Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) - Mar 23 & 27
About the Opera
Experience Shakespearean storytelling like never before! This classic tragedy tells the story of two Italian youths from feuding families who are meant to be sworn enemies but fall deeply in love.
About the Creators and Cast
Two singers at the height of their powers—radiant soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor sensation Benjamin Bernheim—come together as star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores. Bartle Sher’s towering staging also features baritone Will Liverman and tenor Frederick Ballentine as the archrivals Mercutio and Tybalt, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as the mischievous pageboy Stéphano, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Frère Laurent.