Romeo a Julie

Roméo et Juliette

Charles Gounod
The State Opera
Modern adaptation
Contemporary Theatre
For the whole family
Suitable for graduation

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    March 2021

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    Basic information


    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 50 minutes, no intermission


    In French


    April 21, 2016

    In his youth, the French composer Charles Gounod (1818–1893) said that “one can only make a successful music career by composing operas”. Of the 13 operas he wrote, two went on to gain global recognition: Faust and Roméo et Juliette. Since its premiere at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on 27 April 1867, Gounod’s setting of the immortal story of the Verona lovers has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity.


    • 2020-2021


    Stage director
    Sláva Daubnerová
    Motion cooperation
    Stanislava Vlčeková
    Lighting design
    Daniel Tesař
    Chorus master
    Adolf Melichar


    The State Opera Chorus and Orchestra

    The librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carré did not draw upon Shakespeare’s feted tragedy directly but its French adaptation by the poet Gérard de Nerval. '
    Hence, the action also contains a few situations not found in Shakespeare’s play, for instance, Juliette’s aria “Ah! Je veux vivre”, which Gounod additionally composed upon the request of the French soprano Marie Miolan-Carvalho, the first to portray the role.
    Owing to Bedřich Smetana, a great champion of Gounod’s music, Roméo et Juliette got to Prague merely two years after its world premiere, and its Czech staging at the New Town Theatre, with Smetana conducting, was the very first in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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    Roméo et Juliette Programme

    A booklet for the production of Roméo et Juliette

    70 Kč

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    Practical information

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