An adaptation of the works of William Shakespeare and Charles Gounod.

Romeo + Juliet

November 12, 2021

Experience the timeless tale of the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers, brought to life in an exciting and immersive re-imagination.  OWR’s Romeo + Juliet combines well-known text from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet -spoken in English, with the soaring vocal lines and lush music from Gounod’s opera, Roméo et Juliette -sung in French. This fully-staged production with costumes, lighting, and digital scene design will feature daring sword fights choreographed by Jason Paul Tate, an acclaimed New York City based director, choreographer, and performer whose credits include the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park and the Metropolitan Opera.  Devised and Directed by Scott Skiba. Guest conductor, Maestro Dean Buck (OWR audiences know maestro from his work as guest conductor for, A Taste of Traviata Nov. 2020) leads the OWR Orchestra.  English language supertitles will be projected through the entire performance, for the sung French and the spoken English.

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The Fall 2021 Opera Western Reserve performance will be live at Stambaugh Auditorium. 


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