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Opera on 3: Live from the Met

Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
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Gounod's Romeo et Juliette

Saturday 6pm - 9:30pm BBC Radio 3
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Summary

Mary Jo Heath and Ira Siff introduce a live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where German soprano Diana Damrau and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo return to the roles of Shakespeare's iconic star-crossed lovers in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette. The pair previously starred as the Bard's tragic couple back in 2015, and here reprise their roles in a production that stays largely true to the source material - albeit with a symbolic reprieve that gives the lead performers a chance for one last duet at the end. Diana Damrau (soprano: Juliette), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor: Romeo), Mikhail Petrenko (bass: Frere Laurent), Elliot Madore (baritone: Mercutio), Virginie Verrez (mezzo-soprano: Stephano), Laurent Naouri (baritone: Count Capulet), Diego Silva (tenor: Tybalt), Diana Montague (mezzo-soprano: Gertrude), Oren Gradus (bass: Duke of Verona), David Crawford (bass-baritone: Paris), Jeongcheol Cha (bass-baritone: Gregorio), Tony Stevenson (tenor: Benvolio), New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

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Presenter Mary Jo Heath
Producer Janet Tuppen

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