Saturday, November 10, 2007

Roméo et Juliette, MET December 2007

Anna Netrebko returns to New York in December for more performances of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera, including a live high-definition broadcast in movie theaters around the world on December 15. Roberto Alagna, Joseph Kaiser, and Matthew Polenzani will be alternating as her Roméo. On Netrebko's Juliette from the opening night of the September run at the Met, the AP wrote "Netrebko gave a striking performance as the ill-fated daughter of the Capulets, sparkling on her high notes in the Waltz Song, blending smoothly in her duets with Roméo (tenor Roberto Alagna) and rising to great heights of dramatic expressiveness in the aria ‘Amour, ranime mon courage,' when she takes the sleeping potion that is supposed to allow her to escape with her beloved… [Netrebko] and Alagna make as sexy a pair of young lovers as one could ever hope to see in the bedroom scene."

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking for a DVD of this performance. Do you know of one, or if one is planned?



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