Romeo and Juliet

Music, Classical and opera
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Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's classic tale of forbidden love has been endlessly adapted, but Charles Gounod's operatic rendition of the story is one of the more memorable versions. Even if you're familiar with the broad strokes of the romantic tragedy, you'll be drawn in by the lush orchestration, dramatic swordplay and performances by the likes of Susanna Phillips, Joseph Calleja and Eric Cutler. Did we mention it's performed in French? C'est romantique!

By: Zach Long

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