Benjamin Bernheim and Elsa Dreisig star in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
Opera

Benjamin Bernheim and Elsa Dreisig star in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette

Opéra national de Paris

Production Date: 26/06/2023
171 Min
Available in 4K

Gounod's loving operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers gets the star treatment in this performance filmed at the Opéra National de Paris in June 2023. Benjamin Bernheim and Elsa Dreisig represent ideal casting in the title roles, heading a superb cast, while the exciting director Thomas Jolly – famous for his bold re-readings of Shakespeare – creates a potent mixture of atmospheric period designs and modern sensibilities. With the experienced Carlo Rizzi in the pit, meanwhile, Gounod's jewell-encrusted score – featuring such favourite arias as Juliette's "Je veux vivre" and Roméo's "Ah lève-toi soleil!" sparkles as it should.

Soloists
Benjamin Bernheim (Tenor), Jérôme Boutillier (Baritone), Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo (Mezzo-Soprano), Léa Desandre (Mezzo-Soprano), Elsa Dreisig (Soprano), Sergio Villegas Galvain (Baritone), Yiorgo Ioannou (Baritone), Maciej Kwaśnikowski (Tenor), Laurent Naouri (Bass-Baritone), Huw Montague Rendall (Baritone), Thomas Ricart (Tenor), Jean Teitgen (Bass)
Ensembles
Chœurs de l'Opéra national de Paris, Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Conductor
Carlo Rizzi

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