April Phillips Correspondent
Perhaps no love story has so captured the hearts of young and old across centuries like that of Romeo and Juliet. Since Shakespeare’s play was published in 1597, it has been read, performed, adapted, and, in some cases, shamelessly copied.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, opera fans and hopeless romantics alike can celebrate with Virginia Opera’s production of one of the more-beloved adaptations of the story, Charles Gounod’s 1867 French opera. “Romeo & Juliet” returns to Hampton Roads today.
By David Siegel
Fall in love again this Valentine’s weekend with “Romeo and Juliet.” The ultimate in passionate romance and profound love in the face of adversity “will transfix audiences, this time as a moving opera,” said Bernard Uzon, director, Virginia Opera’s “Romeo and Juliet” soon at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. The production is a major collaboration between Virginia Opera and Opera Carolina.
Posted: February 1, 2016 By Virginia Opera
Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is proud to present “Romeo & Juliet,” a new level of artistic collaboration with our partner in this production, Opera Carolina.