Female lead in Virginia Opera's "Romeo & Juliet" reflects on characters' ability to love
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.