01/29/2015 | Thursday | 7:30 pm
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin Opera presents Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, January 24- February 1 at the Long Center.
The epitome of romance, Romeo and Juliet! This tantalizing production, featuring an ornate set, classical costumes and powerful vocal talents. Opening this fateful classic with a masked ball, where Romeo is first taken with Juliet’s beauty. Their love is further affirmed when Romeo famously declares his devotion to Juliet outside her balcony.
But, as the tale goes, Romeo and Juliet’s quarreling families prevent their love from blossoming. Subsequently, the two star-crossed lovers attempt to defy their feuding families but fail as Romeo takes his life before his seemingly dead beloved only to see her awaken. Distraught, Juliet elects to dramatically join her love in death.
Romeo & Juliet will feature the Austin Opera Chorus and the Austin Opera Orchestra.
Romeo & Juliet will be sung in French with the English translation projected above the stage, in five acts
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