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Roméo et JulietteNew production

Olavinlinna CastleSavonlinna, Kymenlaakso, 57150, Finland
Dates/times in Helsinki time zone
Saturday 01 July 202319:00
Monday 03 July 202319:00
Wednesday 05 July 202319:00
Friday 07 July 202319:00
Wednesday 12 July 202319:00
Friday 14 July 202319:00
Monday 17 July 202319:00
Festival: Savonlinna Opera Festival
Yves AbelConductor
Amy LaneDirector
Emma RyottSet Designer, Costume Designer
Charlie Morgan JonesLighting Designer
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra
Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
Lisette OropesaSopranoJulietteJul 01, 05, 12
Marjukka TepponenSopranoJulietteJul 03, 07, 14, 17
Frédéric AntounTenorRoméoJul 01, 07, 12
Antonio PoliTenorRoméoJul 03, 05, 14, 17
Carolyn SprouleSopranoStéphano
Sam FurnessTenorTybalt
Irina NuutinenMezzo-sopranoGertrude, Juliette's nurse
Kevin GreenlawTenorMercutio
Michael BarryChoreography

Romeo and Juliet is a romantic French opera full of powerful emotions and music awash with love.

While Faust may be Gounod’s best-known work, Romeo and Juliet is his most cherished. It’s easy to see why. The music moves towards its climax duet by duet, developing the young lovers’ relationship towards its inevitable conclusion.

Award-winning director Amy Lane, the Artistic Director of the Copenhagen Opera Festival, has set the events in late 19th century New York, in the dimly lit streets where the Capulets and Montagues fight over supremacy. The constant sense of danger builds fascinating tension against the voluminous music.

Two couples alternate in the lead roles. The superstar Lisette Oropesa has Frédéric Antoun as her Romeo, and Marjukka Tepponen, who recently debuted at the Metropolitan Opera, sings with Antonio Poli.

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