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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


23 Apr - 12 May 2018

'For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households' rancour to true love'

Buy Tickets For Metropolitan Opera: Romeo and JulietBuy Tickets

two houses, both alike in dignity...

The Metropolitan Opera present Barlett Sher's lushly vivid production of Gounod's romantic opera. Adapted from Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, it will reunite Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo, who displayed their sizzling chemistry in last year's Manon! Stunning and sumptuous, this retelling is likely to be a jewel in the 2017/16 season.


Two warring families in old Verona are ordered on pain of death by the Prince to put aside their differences and end the skirmishes for the sake of their city. However, the families, the Capulets and Montagues have other ideas. When the only son of Lord and Lady Montague, Romeo, spots the daughter of the Capulets, Juliet at a party they are instantly besotted with each other and vow not to let their families get in the way of true love.

However, simmering tensions between the families explodes after the two elope, and a double murder sees Romeo exiled outside the city, and Juliet betrothed to another. Can the two lovers find a way back to each other, or are they doomed to live out the curse of their families' actions?

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Opening night: 23 April 2018

Booking through until: 12 May 2018


Sung in French, with titles in German, English and Spainish


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