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When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.

Sung in French with Met titles in English

Estimated Run Time: 3 hours 4 min.

Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo sizzle in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE. These exciting and charismatic artists disappeared into their characters, emboldening each other to sing with white-hot sensuality and impassioned lyricism … Their efforts were aided by the nuanced, richly textured and vibrant conducting of the always impressive Gianandrea Noseda.New York Times

Bartlett Sher’s brilliant and inspired new production … is a revelation … The Met could not ask for a better pair of lovers than Damrau and Grigolo … Unbridled passion … A stirring operatic event. Huffington Post

Star quality … A thrilling star team in Grigolo and Damrau.New York Observer

Grigolo exuded extraordinary passion, vocally and physically … Damrau traced the heroine’s emotional state exquisitely from girlish giddiness to tragic sacrifice.  —Financial Times

Electrifying … Combustible chemistry. Wall Street Journal

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Show Dates & Times:

1/21/17 - Saturday

1:00 pm,

$27/adults, $15/students 18 and under, and college students with ID. Please call the box office at 594-0070 for student tickets (M - F, noon - 4pm). Handling fee applies to online and phone sales.

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