Met Opera: ROMEO ET JULIETTE18th March, 2017
The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau, who starred together in last year’s Manon, reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Later performances will star Pretty Yende and Stephen Costello in the title roles. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.
Music: Charles Gounod
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Production: Bartlett Sher
Cast: Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau, Gianandrea Noseda, Elliot Madore, Mikhail Pterenko, Pretty Yende, Stephen Costello