ROMEO AND JULIETCharles Gounod
Anamarija Knego / Vanja Zelčić / Aljaž Farasin / Slavko Sekulić / Kevin Greenlaw / Ivana Srbljan / Dario Bercich / Marko Fortunato / Sofija Cingula / Luka Ortar / Miha Bole / Ivan Šimatović / Sergej Kiselev / Saša Matovina / Riječki operni zbor
Dramaturge and libretto translator:
Set and light design:
Choreography and stage movement:
Tatu Erkkila / Nataliya Marycheva
Riječki simfonijski orkestar
Coproduction: CNT Ivan pl. Zajc Opera, Teatro Alighieri and Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni
The timeless love story of Romeo and Juliet, in one of the most famous opera versions, the one by Gounod, was staged in Rijeka in a significant coproduction with Teatro Alighieri and Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni.
After the trilogy of Verdi’s operas inspired by Shakespeare’s dramatic texts, Marin Blažević continues to be engrossed in Shakespeare in opera. Romeo and Juliet is also an ideal title for all lovers of Shakespeare who still have to fall in love with opera. It is easy with Gounod as immensely beautiful melodies follow the whole opera, be it in love, fighting or tragic scenes.