Starring the acclaimed Joyce DiDonato and Patrizia Ciofi, coming both back to the Liceu stage.
The production features costumes by Christian Lacroix , who seeks to “reveal the hidden and fragile inside of the characters” ( Broussard).
The opera premiered the 3rd of November 1830 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The first performance at the Liceu took place on the 6th of August 1854.
The eternal classic love story of Romeo and Juliette, between Romeo, the Montecchi’s leader, and Juliet, the Daughter of the Capuleti, two rival factions in the Verona of the XIII century. In a world full of intrigues, fights and rivalries, Juliet fakes her death in order to escape with her lover, but Romeo, not knowing of this ruse, commits suicide. When she wakes up, and sees him dead, she too kills herself.
CastJoyce DiDonato | Patrizia Ciofi | Antonino Siragusa | Simón Orfila | Marco Spotti
Number of actsOpera in 2 acts
Total running time2 h 50 min
Running time by actTBA
Sung inSung in Italian
Date of performance2016-06-01Share on Facebook