Charles Gounod

Opera in five acts
Dramaturge and libretto translator:
Assistant conductor:
Costume design:
Set and light design:
Choreography and stage movement:
Julija (Juliette), Capuleti’s daughter: Anamarija Knego
Romeo (Roméo), Montecchi’s son: Bryan Lopez Gonzalez / Aljaž Farasin
Brother Lorenzo (Frère Laurent), Franciscan monk: Slavko Sekulić
Mercuzio (Mercutio): Davor Nekjak
Stefano (Stéphano), Romeo’s page: Emilia Rukavina
Capuleti (Le comte Capulet), Juliette’s father: Benjamin Šuran / Dario Bercich
Tebaldo (Tybalt), Juliette’s cousin: Marko Fortunato
Gertruda (Gertrude), Juliette’s nurse: Sofija Cingula
Prince of Verona (Le duc de Verone): Luka Ortar
Gregorio (Grégorio), Capuleti’s servant: Jurica Jurasić Kapun
Benvoglio (Benvolio): Sergej Kiselev
Brother Giovanni (Frère Jean): Saša Matovina
Chorus master:
Vocal coach:
Riječki simfonijski orkestar
Riječki operni zbor
Stage managers:

Renewal: 17 January 2022

Libretto based on Shakespeare’s tragedy: Jules Barbier, Michel Carré

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


At the premiere of Roméo et Juliette, Anamarija Knego and Aljaž Farasin, two principal singers of the Opera of the CNT Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka, were the principal performers of all of Croatian acting that evening.

Branimir Pofuk, Večernji list


It is a performance of logical, clean and clear conception, with seriously prepared and refined music, and a distribution of solo roles that allows the protagonists to show their abilities in the best light (…) This staging of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette testifies to the increasingly good form of the Rijeka CNT, so this successful new performance is also the success of the entire opera ensemble.

Bosiljka Perić Kempf


This is an interesting reading of the score, and we recommend all opera lovers to watch the show; a beautiful opera evening of strong emotions awaits them.

Luka Nalis,


Excellent protagonists and interpreters of minor roles, a musical and polished choir with a large and important contribution, an excellent orchestra, and attractive direction and scenographic staging (…)

Davor Schopf, Vijenac

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