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Opera review: Vivid voices propel 'Roméo et Juliette' at the Lyric

If you've been hesitant to give Lyric Opera Baltimore any attention (and from the empty seats Friday night, I'd say that means a whole lot of you), the company's season-ending presentation of Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette" ought to win you over. It's a very respectable venture, thanks to vivid music-making and a handsome staging.

Lyric Opera will salute Shakespeare milestone in French with 'Roméo et Juliette'

The Baltimore Sun

When it comes to tragedy, it's still hard to beat the one about "a pair of star-crossed lovers" named Romeo and Juliet, who defy their feuding families and are denied happiness by a dreadful series of circumstances. If there's anything that can intensify Shakespeare's compelling drama, it's music.

Review: ‘The Flying Dutchman’ at Virginia Opera

DC Metro Theatre Arts

How should we deal with the storms of life? Should we go through life content and yet oblivious to the suffering of ourselves and others? Or, do we allow ourselves psychic disturbance over the plight of the world? Should we play the role of Pollyanna or Realist? Should we choose the Red Pill of reality or the Blue Pill of ignorance?

Virginia Opera's superb "Roméo and Juliette" lives on

Communities Digital News

The Virginia Opera’s wonderful, grand opera-era production of French composer Charles Gounod’s somewhat neglected 1867 classic, “Roméo et Juliette,” ended its statewide run at Richmond’s Carpenter Center this past weekend. Based, with occasional variations, on Shakespeare’s immortal romantic tragedy of two star-crossed young lovers, this operatic masterpiece is about as lush and voluptuous as 19th century opera gets.