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.

Cast

Juliet
Emily Birsan

Romeo
John Irvin

Mercutio
Sidney Outlaw

Stephano
Stephanie Lauricella*

Frère Laurent
Liam Moran
Gertrude
Allisanne Apple

Tybalt
Chris Carr*

Lord Capulet
Philip Skinner*
Duke of Verona
Benjamin Sieverding*
Gregorio
Nathaniel Hill

Paris
James Held*
Benvolio
Andrew F. Turner*

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* Madison Opera debut
 

 

Production

Conductor: John DeMain
Director:  Doug Scholz-Carlson

Sung in French with projected English translations

Production Dates:
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 8pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 | 2:30pm
Overture Hall

Performances last approx. 3 hours; including 1 intermission

Related Events

Opera Novice: Shakespearean Opera  | October 14, 2016

Opera Up Close: Romeo & Juliet preview | October 30, 2016

Opera Talks: Pre-Opera Talk and Post-Opera Q&A session

 

 

 

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Performances
Romeo & Juliet
Nov. 4 & 6, 2016

Charlie Parker's 
Yardbird
Feb. 10 & 12, 2017

The Magic Flute
April 21 & 23, 2017

Opera in the Park 2017
July 22, 2017 

  

Bert & Diane Adams

Lau & Bea Christensen
Charitable Foundation

Patricia & Stephen
Lucas


Thomas Terry

 

 
Artist Underwriting
Provided by:

E. David Cronon Trust

Bolz Family
Endowment Fund