Romeo and Juliet educator materials

MUSIC BY CHARLES GOUNOD

 

Despite the senseless, bloody conflict between their warring families, two young lovers from opposite sides of the tracks commit to each other in life and death. Experience the rush of first love in one of the most epic tragic romances.


Synopsis

Despite a senseless conflict between their warring families, two young lovers commit to each other in life and death.

 

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CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Romeo Bryan Hymel
Romeo Pene Pati 1
Juliet Nadine Sierra
Juliet Amina Edris 1
Mercutio Lucas Meachem
Friar Lawrence James Creswell
Count Capulet Timothy Mix
Tybalt Daniel Montenegro
Duke of Verona Phillip Skinner
Stéphano Stephanie Lauricella *
Gertrude Eve Gigliotti *
CREATIVE
Conductor Yves Abel
Director Jean-Louis Grinda *
Set Designer Eric Chevalier *
Costume Designer Carola Volles *
Lighting Designer Roberto Venturi *
Choreographer Lawrence Pech
Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Grey Block

THE BUZZ

Nadine Sierra “possesses something that can hardly be taught: a commanding stage presence, complete with flashing eyes, a winning smile and unmannered gestures.”
The New York Times

Bryan Hymel “has all the pure, brilliant top notes of Pavarotti but can really act. Currently no one quite matches him."
The Guardian

Yves Abel is “a natural opera conductor. He possesses, in other words, that knack for being both on the stage and in the pit simultaneously.”
The New York Times