Roméo et Juliette: Met Opera Encore


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jun 22, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Met Opera Encore
Release Year:From the 2016-2017 season
Run Time:2 hours, 51 minutes
Met Company
Conductor:Gianandrea Noseda
Opera Company:Vittorio Grigolo
Diana Damrau


Gounod’s "Roméo et Juliette"
from the 2016–17 season

Cast: Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera’s “Roméo et Juliette” (from the 2016/2017 season) on Saturday, June 22 at 12 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. 

A pair of charismatic artists, tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau, are the star-crossed lovers of Gounod’s dreamy adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy “Roméo et Juliette”. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.

Verona, 18th century. A feud has been raging for generations between the Capulets and Montagues. Juliette, Capulet’s daughter, has been promised to Count Pâris, but she is not interested in marriage. At a masked ball at her father’s house, she meets Roméo, a Montague, and the two fall instantly in love.

That night, Roméo comes to Juliette’s balcony, and they reassure each other of their love.

Roméo meets Juliette at Frère Laurent’s cell. Hoping their love might reconcile their families, he marries them. Later, a street fight breaks out. Juliette’s cousin Tybalt challenges Mercutio, Roméo’s friend, to a duel. Roméo steps between them, but when Tybalt kills Mercutio, he stabs Tybalt to death in revenge. The Duke of Verona exiles Roméo from the city.

After spending a secret wedding night with Juliette, Roméo leaves Verona. When Capulet declares that Juliette is to marry Pâris that same day, Frère Laurent gives her a potion to make her appear dead. He promises that she will wake with Roméo beside her. On the way to the chapel, Juliette collapses.

Roméo breaks into the Capulet’s crypt and, faced with Juliette’s seemingly dead body, takes poison. At that moment, Juliette awakens, and they share a final dream of happiness. Then, she decides to follow him. The lovers die asking God for forgiveness.