Roméo et Juliette
Julia kisses the lifeless Romeo one last time, then stabs herself. In Shakespeare, there is no wordy farewell for the most famous lovers in theatre history. The deeply religious French composer Charles Gounod, on the other hand, closes his opera Roméo et Juliette with a duet: in a lyrical upsurge full of ecstasy, the lovers sing their way to a shared death, which they perceive as redemption; at the end, they ask God for forgiveness.
Premiere 10 Apr 2023
13, 16, 22, 25, 28 Apr; 04, 07, 13, 18 May 2023