Roméo et Juliette Roméo et Juliette Roméo et Juliette Roméo et Juliette Roméo et Juliette Roméo et Juliette Roméo et Juliette Roméo et Juliette
Roméo et Juliette

JulietteLos Angeles Opera 2005

Cast: Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko.

Conductor: Frederic Chaslin

“Combine the lover’s white hot intensity with a keenly conceived production ever so adeptly directed by Ian Judge (a man who knows his Shakespeare) and you have a formula for resounding success. It’s a case of perfect timing and the perfect production team all coming together at the ideal moment. It may be a long time before another moment like this arrives.” - Daily Breeze


“It was one of those dream happenstances: a night at the opera wondrously sung by all, conducted and directed with exactly the right spirit, staged with high imagination.” - Variety


“Got sex? The Los Angeles Opera does – at least while its new production of 'Roméo et Juliette' runs. The lovers mad, sometimes unclothed, carnality was merely the most memorable of the production’s charms. Sensitivity – this time to logic and good taste – was also displayed by the production team led by Ian Judge, a company regular." - Daily News


“But notice the stage direction. We are in a play, Shakespeare no less, not an opera. Look at Tybalt taunting, asking for a fight. Romeo and Juliet are clearly loose-limbed kids, able to climb balconies in a single bound, transported by love like a couple of enthusiastic teenagers. (Their scene in bed, played discreetly in the buff, gets well-deserved laughs for its youthful athleticism.) Watch the way Romeo hugs Friar Laurence in gratitude, a child hugging a man. The acting, in short, is superb. In sum, this "Roméo et Juliette" is hours of pleasure and the best production of the season.” - Orange County Register