Release date: January 21st, 2017
Run time: 3:30
Direction: Bartlett Sher
Synopsis: The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, January 21. The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod's opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher's new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher's staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.