Charles Gounod

opera in five acts
Frère Laurent: Eugeniy Stanimirov
Stéphano: Ivana Srbljan
Le comte Capulet: Dario Bercich
Gertrude: Sofija Cingula
Le duc de Verone: Luka Ortar / Slavko Sekulić
Grégorio: Ivan Šimatović
Benvoglio: Sergej Kiselev
Frère Jean: Saša Matovina
Dramaturge and libretto translator:
Set and light design:
Costume design:
Choreography and stage movement:
Assistant conductor:
Assistant dramaturge:
Dora Golub
Chorus master:
Vocal coach:
Prompter and language coach:
Catherine Grelli
Stage managers:

Premiere: 12 Jan 2019

Coproduction: CNT Ivan pl. Zajc Opera, Teatro Alighieri and Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni

Following the great success of Werther, we have the new French opera on our repertoire again. The timeless love story of Romeo and Juliet, in one of the most famous opera versions, the one by Gounod, will be staged in Rijeka in a significant coproduction with Teatro Alighieri and Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni. It is two wonderful casts with quite a number of international names that you will be able to see on the stage of magnificent splendour. In title roles there will be Rijeka stars Anamarija Knego and Aljaž Farasin. After the last season’s 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.



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