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Metropolitan Opera: Gounod’s 'Roméo et Juliette'

Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera
Nadine Sierra as Juliette and Benjamin Bernheim as Roméo in Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette." Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2023-24 season of Saturday matinee radio broadcasts continues with two sensational artists in a richly melodic re-telling of Shakespeare’s masterpiece: "Roméo et Juliette."

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts a live performance of Gounod’s grand opera, starring soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim as the passionate young lovers.

They’re joined by an acclaimed ensemble cast featuring baritone Will Liverman as Mercutio, bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Friar Laurence, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as Stéphano, and tenor Frederick Ballentine as Tybalt.

"Roméo et Juliette" will be heard live over the Robert K. Johnson Foundation-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network on Classical IPR at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 23.

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