Gounod: Roméo et Juliette (Mackerras)
1994 performance filmed live from the Royal Opera House
Running Time: 176 minutes
Retail Price: £14.99
Release Date: 2008
Content Type: Musical Recording
Sir Charles Mackerras teases the romantic beauty from Gounod's score, which has been much admired and performed since its first performance, at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, in 1867. In this 1994 recording, the youthful Roberto Alagna as Roméo, and Leontina Vaduva as the unattainable Juliette, lead an excellent cast in a touching portrayal of this story of impossible love, based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Roméo: Roberto Alagna
Juliette: Leontina Vaduva
The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Stage Director: Nicolas Joël
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 15th & 17th November 1994.