Teatro alla Scala
Romeo & Juliet
My bounty is as endless as the sea, my love as deep;
the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.
Verona, 14th century. Romeo meets Juliet in a crowded ballroom, setting in motion a chain of events that will change both their families. Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers comes to the stage of Overture Hall in its most famous operatic setting.
With soaring arias, impassioned scenes, and plenty of sword fights, Gounod's gorgeous opera brings this tragic tale of young love to vivid life.
Duke of Verona
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* Madison Opera debut
Conductor: John DeMain
Director: Doug Scholz-Carlson
Sung in French with projected English translations
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 8pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 | 2:30pm
Performances last approx. 3 hours; including 1 intermission