Friday, December 30, 2016

Gounod¹s ROMEO ET JULIETTE as Met Opera Live-in-HD Broadcast on January 21

Rockland, Maine - The 2016 - 2017 Metropolitan Opera’s Live-in-HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, continues on Saturday, January 21 at 1pm with Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. An Encore broadcast will take place Tuesday, January 31 at 1pm.  

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 running time: 3 hours 4 min. Tickets: $27/Adults, $15/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID; available at or (207) 594-0070.  Encore show tickets available day-of-show: $23/Adults, $5/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID. Season ticket packages are also available. For more information visit Tel: (207) 594-0070 Email:

Photos: Scene from the Met Opera’s Romeo et Juliette

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