The Metropolitan Opera: Roméo et Juliette

Stage on Screen is The Roxy’s ongoing series of the world’s greatest contemporary theatrical performances, from the Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, projected on the big screen.

Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher’s new staging of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette updates the action to 18th-century Verona and conjures both the magic and heartbreak of this timeless love story. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau enchanted audiences as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, with Damrau displaying glittering coloratura virtuosity and Grigolo delivering passionate longing and a moving rendition of the famous aria “Ah! lève-toi, soleil!” On the podium, maestro Gianandrea Noseda draws a wealth of orchestral color from Gounod’s lush score.  

The Metropolitan Opera: Roméo et Juliette

Screening Times

Film Info

Placido Domingo, 180 minutes

Cast Members: Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, Robert Lloyd
Original Language: French
Subtitles: English
Format: Digital
Writer: Jules Barbier, Michel Carré
Music: Charles Gounod