Romeo et Juliette is happening on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 03:00PM PST at Sally Field Performing Arts Center with tickets starting at $27.00
Romeo et Juliette Shakespeare's immortal love story comes to glorious musical life, as Mission Opera and Valley Opera & Performing Arts meld their formidable creative forces to present Charles Gounods "Romeo et Juliette". The fully-staged opera stars Shira Renee Thomas and Xavier Prado (11/19/22 & 1/21/23) and Catherine Kenney & Vince McPherson (11/18/22) as the star-crossed lovers. The outstanding cast also includes veteran international artist Joshua Wentz, as well as Nathan Stark and Hugo Vera, both of whom have appeared as principals on the Metropolitan Opera stage.
*** For the November Santa Clarita performance tickets, go to http://Romeo2022.bpt.me ***
Director Dylan F. Thomas, noted for his imaginative re-envisioning of mainstays of the operatic repertoire, has chosen a more traditional presentation for this beloved work. Gounods romantic music takes us to heights of love and depths of despair, says Thomas, a truly powerful emotional experience.
Take Shakespeare's timeless story of passionate, transcendent, ultimately tragic love, add the power of Gounod's soaringly passionate and exquisitely heartbreaking score, and you have the ultimate date movie come to life in a moving live performance.
"Romeo et Juliette" will be sung in the original French, with English translation projected above the stage. Both the Santa Clarita and Lake Balboa venues are fully wheelchair accessible, and feature comfortable individual theater-style seats. Best seats available will be assigned - make special requests (aisle, wheelchair, etc) in our questionnaire section.