MET Opera: Roméo et Juliette

GENRE: Opera
RATING: NR
RUNNING TIME: 3:04
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2017
STARRING: Diana Damrau, Virgine Verrez, Vittorio Grigolo
DIRECTOR: Gianandrea Noseda
PRODUCER(S): Bartlett Sher
WRITER(S): Charles Gounod
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Perhaps the most enduringly successful of the many operatic settings of the world’s consummate love story, Roméo et Juliette is an excellent example of French Romanticism, a tradition that values subtlety, sensuality, and graceful vocal delivery over showy effects. In the opera there is a slight shift of focus away from the word games of the original play and a greater focus on the two lovers, who are given four irresistible duets, including a brief final reunion in the tomb scene that does not appear in the play.