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Gounod: Roméo et Juliette DVD (The Royal Opera)


  • Charles Mackerras teases the romantic beauty from Gounod's score, which has been widely admired since its first performance at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, in 1867. In this 1994 recording, the youthful Roberto Alagna as Roméo and Leontina Vaduva as the unattainable Juliette lead an excellent cast in this touching portrayal of impossible love, based on Shakespeare's play.

    Composer:Charles Gounod
    Roméo: Roberto Alagna
    Juliette: Leontina Vaduva
    Paris: Richard Halton
    Tybalt: Paul Charles Clarke
    Mercutio: François le Roux
    Capulet: Peter Sidhom
    Frère Laurent: Robert Lloyd
    Stéphano: Anna Maria Panzarella

    Royal Opera Chorus
    Chorus Director: Terry Edwards
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Concert Master: John Brown
    Conductor: Charles Mackerras 
    Stage Director: Nicolas Joël
    Set & Costume Designs: Carlo Tommasi
    Lighting Designs: Bruno Boyer

  • Picture: 4:3
    Sound: 2.0 DOLBY DIGITAL
    Subtitles: EN
    Region Code: 0 All Regions
    Format: NTSC
    Running Time: 176 Mins 
    Recorded: 1994 

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