Wolf Trap Opera’s Roméo et Juliette

Wolf Trap Opera’s Roméo et Juliette
Oct 01, 2017

Two young lovers decide to take fate into their own hands after feuding families, bad timing and fatal mistakes tear them apart. Gounod’s music soars in this French Romantic twist on Shakespeare’s most celebrated love story.

This production of Roméo et Juliette was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in July 2018.

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
Music by Charles Gounod
Libretto by J. Barbier and M. Carré

Please turn on closed captioning to view English subtitles.

PART I

ACT I
Chorus – Prologue: Vérone vit jadis deux familles rivales
Chorus; Juliette, Paris, Tybalt, Capulet – L’heure s’envole
Mercutio – Mab, la reine des mensonges
Juliette – Je veux vivre
Duet: Roméo, Juliette – Ange adorable
Act I Finale – Quelqu’un! C’est mon cousin Tybalt

ACT II

Chorus – Mystérieux et sombre
Roméo – Ah! Lèvetoi, soileil!
Balcony Scene – Hélas! Moi le hair!
Chorus – Personne! Le page aura fui!
Duet: Roméo, Juliette – Ô nuit divine!

ACT III, SCENE 1

Entr’acte
Trio and Quartet: Juliette, Roméo, Frère Laurent, Gertrude – Dieu, qui fis l’homme à ton image

 

PART II

ACT III, SCENE 2

Stéphano – Que faistu
Act III Finale – Ah! Ah! Voici nos gens!

ACT IV

Duet: Roméo, Juliette – Va! Ja t’ai pardonné
Quartet: Juliette, Gertrude, Capulet, Frère Laurent – Juliette! Ah! Le ciel soit loué
Juliette, Frère Laurent – Mon père! Tout m’accable!
Juliet – Dieu! Quel frisson!
ACT IV Finale – Ma fille, cède aux vœux

ACT V

Juliette’s Slumber
Duet: Roméo, Juliette – C’est là! Salut! Tombeau!

CAST
in order of vocal appearance

Tybalt, Juliette’s cousin – Richard Trey Smagur
Count Pâris, promised to Juliette – Patrick Guetti
Lord Capulet, Juliette’s father – Joshua Conyers
Juliette Capulet – Madison Leonard
Mercutio, Roméo’s friend – Thomas Glass
Roméo Montague – Alexander McKissick
Gertrude, Juliette’s nurse – Taylor Raven
Gregorio, a Montague servant – Andrew Gilstrap*
Frère Laurent – Anthony Reed
Stéphano, Roméo’s page – Annie Rosen
Benvolio, Roméo’s cousin – Kevin Bryant*
Capulets and Montagues – Wolf Trap Studio

*Studio Artist

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor – Eric Melear
Director – Louisa Muller
Scenic Designer – Timothy Mackabee
Costume Designer – Amanda Seymour
Lighting Designer – Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer – Anne Nesmith
Chorusmaster – Jeremy Frank

PRODUCTION STAFF

Musical Preparation – Jeremy Frank, Blair Salter
French Coach –  Marie-France Lefebvre
Assistant Director – Frances Rabalais
Production Stage Manager – Jordan Braun
Assistant Stage Manager – Kristin Kelley
Supertitle Coordinator – Blair Salter

 

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello
2018 Wolf Trap Opera Season Underwriters

 

Anne R. Kline and Geoffrey Pohanka
2018 Performance Sponsors

 

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For more information on WTO’s video streaming initiative, visit wolftrap.org/opera/for-audiences/video-streaming.

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