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Gounod : Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet, the iconic Verona opera makes a superb comeback in the majestic setting of the Arena di Verona.

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Gounod : Romeo and Juliet

Here Romeo and Juliet, the iconic Verona opera – and Charles Gounod’s masterpiece – makes a superb comeback in the majestic setting of the Arena di Verona.   

‘’Romeo and Juliet’’ had not been performed in the Arena since 1977. The new production was entrusted to Italian director Francesco Micheli, who opted for a personal, highly original version: “An arena within the Arena, like a blood-red Elizabethan theatre. A senescent world that will not let its own children live.”

Juliette is sung by Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze, in a return to one of her early roles at the Salzburg Festival. Stefano Secco, often heard at the Opéra Bastille in Paris and other international venues, is Roméo. Artur Rucinski interprets Mercutio, Romeo’s friend and the rival of Jean-François Borras‘s Tybalt. The page Stéphano is sung by soprano Ketevan Kemoklidze.

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona are conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo.

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Gounod : Romeo and Juliet

Lyric drama in three acts

Music : Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Libretto : Jules Barbier & Michel Carré

Juliette : Nino Machaidze
Stéphano : Ketevan Kemoklidze
Gertrude : Cristina Melis
Roméo : Stefano Secco
Tybalt : Jean-François Borras
Benvolio : Paolo Antognetti
Mercutio : Artur Rucinski
Pâris : Nicolo Ceriani
Grégorio : Giampireo Ruggieri
Capulet : Manrico Signorini
Frère Laurent : Giorgio Giuseppini
Le Duc de Vérone : Deyan Vatchkov

Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di Ballo della Fondazione Arena di Verona

Conductor : Fabio Mastrangelo

Stage direction : Francesco Micheli

Sets : Edoardo Sanchi
Costumes : Silvia Aymonino
Choreography : Nikos Lagousakos
Lighting design : Paolo Mazzon
Chorus master : Giovanni Andreoli

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Technical informations

HD recording : Arena di Verona | 08/2011
TV direction : Andy Sommer
Release date : 26 June 2012
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

2 DVD [DIGIPACK]
Reference
: BAC081
Barcode : 3760115300811
Running time : 177 min.
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER / ITA / SPA
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code : 0

1 BLU-RAY [DIGIPACK]
Reference : BAC481
Barcode : 3760115304819
Running time : 177 min.
Subtitles : FR / ANG / ALL / ITA / SPA
Image : Color, 16/9, Full HD
Sound : PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master audio 5.1
Region code : A, B, C

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