Romeo Et Juliette Opera

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Composer:

Charles Gounod

Librettist:

Jules Barbier, and Michel Carré

Premiere:

27 April 1867, Paris (Théâtre Lyrique)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Romeo et Juliette Synopsis

Libretto:

Romeo et Juliette Libretto

Translation(s):

About the opera Romeo et Juliette

If 'Romeo et Juliette' is less successful than Verdi's masterpieces, the fault lies not with the librettists. The fault is Charles Gounod's. Jones has been kind enough to tell us why: Gounod wanted to create 'a successful operatic display piece to soprano.

Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) is an opéra in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique (Théâtre-Lyrique Impérial du Châtelet), Paris on 27 April 1867. This opera is notable for the series of four duets for the main characters and the waltz song 'Je veux vivre' for the soprano.
Gounod's opera Faust had become popular at the Théâtre Lyrique since its premiere in 1859 (it was performed over 300 times between 1859 and 1868) and this led to a further commission from the director Carvalho. Behind the scenes there were difficulties in casting the lead tenor, and Gounod was said to have composed the last act twice, but after the public general rehearsal and first night it was hailed as a major success for the composer. Its success was aided by the presence of dignitaries in Paris for the Exhibition, several of whom attended performances. A parody soon appeared at the Théâtre Déjazet, entitled Rhum et eau en juillet (Rum and water in july).
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  • Charles Gounod.ROMEO ET JULIETTE. Paris 1867.Opera in 5 Acts.Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carre.Romeo: FRANCO CORELLI tenor.Juliette: MIRELLA FRENI s.
  • The German choreographer Sasha Waltz’s poignant version of the celebrated legend of the “star‑crossed” lovers from Verona captures all the romanticism of Berlioz’s symphonic poem. The monochrome sobriety of the costumes and sets accentuates the dramatic intensity of the work and highlights the emotions of the young hero and heroine.
  • Romeo and Juliet, among all Shakespeare’s characters, are the most inspiring for musiciens. During the romantic era, the two lovers of Verona, brought novelty and intensity to the theatre scene. Gounod composed the opera while Victor Hugo and his son revived Shakespeare.

Roles in Romeo et Juliette

Juliette Soprano
Roméo Tenor
Frère Laurent Bass
Mercutio Baritone
Stéphano Soprano
Count Capulet Bass
Tybalt Tenor
Gertrude Mezzo-Soprano

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External links for Romeo et Juliette

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Arias from Romeo et Juliette
Duets from Romeo et Juliette
Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Verone vit jadis deux famillesPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.01Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: FrenchRoles:
2L'heure s'envoiePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.02Type: choirVoice: T BrLanguage: FrenchRoles:
3Eh! bien? cher Pâris!Popularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.02-2Type: recitativeVoice: Language: FrenchRoles:
4Soyez les bienvenues amisPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.03-1 Type: recitative,choirVoice: B SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Count/Juliette
5Allons! jeunes gens! Allons! belles dames!Popularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.03-2 Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: FrenchRoles: Count
6Enfin la place est libre amisPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.04Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: FrenchRoles: Mercutio/Roméo
7Mab la reine des mensongesPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.05Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: FrenchRoles: Mercutio
8Eh bien que l'avertissementPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.06Type: recitativeVoice: T Br MzLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Mercutio/Gertrude
9Je veux vivre (Juliet's Waltz)Popularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.07Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: FrenchRoles: Juliette
10Le nom de cette belle enfantPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.08Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Br TLanguage: FrenchRoles: Gertrude/Grégorio/Roméo
11Ange adorablePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.09Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: FrenchRoles: Juliette/Roméo
12Quelqu'un c'est mon cousinPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.10Type: recitative,finaleVoice: T S T Br Br BLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette/Tybalt/Paris/Mercutio/Count
13O nuit sous tes ailesPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.01Type: recitative,choirVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette
14L'amour l'amour son ardeurPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.02-1 Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo
15Ah! leve toi soleilPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.02-2 Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo
16Hélas moi le hairPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.03Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette
17Personne le page aura fuiPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.04Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br MzLanguage: FrenchRoles: Grégorio/Gertrude
18O nuit divine je t'implorePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.05-1 Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette
19Ah! je te l'ai dit je t'adore!Popularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.05-2 Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette
20Mon père Dieu vous gardePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.01Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Frère Laurent/Juliette
21Dieu qui fis l'homme a ton imagePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.02Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Frère Laurent/Roméo/Juliette
22O pur bonheur o joie immensePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.03Type: quartetVoice: S Mz T BLanguage: FrenchRoles: Juliette/Gertrude/Roméo/Frère Laurent
23Dépuis hier je cherchePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.04-1 Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: FrenchRoles: Stéphano
24Que fais tu blanche tourterellePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.04-2 Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: FrenchRoles: Stéphano
25Ah! voici nos gensPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.05Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: FrenchRoles: Stéphano/Grégorio
26Attaquer un enfant morbleuPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.06Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: FrenchRoles: Mercutio/Tybalt/Roméo
27Capulet race immondePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.07Type: septet,choirVoice: S T Br T T Br BrLanguage: FrenchRoles: Stéphano/Benvolio/Mercutio/Roméo/Tybalt/Paris/Grégorio
28Que le diable soit de vos deux maisonsPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.08-1 Type: sextet,choirVoice: Br T B Br T TLanguage: FrenchRoles: Mercutio/Roméo/Count/Mercutio/Benvolio/Tybalt
29Ah! jour de deuil et d'horreurPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.08-2 Type: septet,finaleVoice: B T B S T Br BrLanguage: FrenchRoles: Duke/Roméo/Count/Stéphano/Benvolio/Paris/Grégorio
30Va je t'ai pardonn?Popularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-1 Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette
31Nuit d'hyménéePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2 Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette
32Ah! le ciel soit lou?Popularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.02Type: quartetVoice: Mz S B BLanguage: FrenchRoles: Gertrude/Juliette/Count/Frère Laurent
33Mon père tout m'accablePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.03Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: FrenchRoles: Juliette/Frère Laurent
34Buvez donc ce breuvagePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.04Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: FrenchRoles: Frère Laurent
35Dieu cruel frisson court a mes veinesPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-1 Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: FrenchRoles: Juliette
36Amour ranime mon couragePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-2 Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: FrenchRoles: Juliette
37O Juliette, sois heureuse!Popularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.06Type: recitativeVoice: Language: FrenchRoles:
38Ma fille cède aux voeuxPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.07Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Count/Juliette
39Entre 4-5Popularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.01Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: FrenchRoles:

Romeo Et Juliette Opera

40Eh! bien ma lettre a RomeoPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.02Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: FrenchRoles: Frère Laurent/Frère Jean
41Sommeil de JuliettePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.03Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: FrenchRoles: Juliette

Romeo Et Juliette Opera Libretto

42Salut tombeau sombre et silencieuxPopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-1 Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette
43O ma femme o ma bien-aiméePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-2 Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette

Romeo And Juliet Metropolitan Opera

44Viens fuyons au bout du mondePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-3 Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette

Romeo Et Juliette Opera Arias

45Console toi pauvre amePopularity: Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-4 Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: FrenchRoles: Roméo/Juliette