Roméo et Juliette: A Grand Opera Extravaganza at the French May Arts Festival by Opera Hong Kong
March 31, 2024

Opera Hong Kong proudly presents Charles Gounod's celebrated opera Roméo et Juliette as part of the French May Arts Festival. This production, first premiered by Opera Hong Kong to widespread acclaim in 2016, will grace the stage of the Grand Theatre at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Join us for performances on May 10th and 11th at 7:30 pm, with a special matinee on May 12th at 3:00 pm.

Gounod's Roméo et Juliette stands as a poignant adaptation of William Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Directed and designed by Arnaud Bernard, this five-act opera will be presented in French by a talented ensemble of France's rising opera stars. The production will also feature the Opera Hong Kong Chorus and Orchestra, led by conductor Roberto Gianola.

Premiering in Paris in 1867, Roméo et Juliette swiftly captured hearts worldwide, its soul-stirring duets and stirring choruses blending Gounod's impassioned compositions with the evocative French libretto penned by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré. Laden with emotion and theatricality, Roméo et Juliette played a pivotal role in shaping the genre of "drame lyrique".

The cast includes acclaimed French opera luminaries Chloé Chaume and Aurélie Jarjaye as Juliette, alongside Thomas Bettinger and Kevin Amiel as Roméo, supported by a blend of international and local vocal talents in a production helmed by Warren Mok.

Tickets are available for online booking via URBTIX, with prices ranging from $1,080 to $220. Limited concession tickets are also accessible for full-time students, citizens aged 60 or above, individuals with physical impairments, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.

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