Feuding families. Forbidden love. Doomed fate. So much is stacked against young Romeo and Juliet—and yet—love finds a way. Gounod’s opera is a grand and sweeping retelling of one of the most tragic love stories of all time. Everything you want from the captivating saga is here, from soaring music to exquisite duets to heart-stopping duels.
With Romeo and Juliet, WNO joins organizations across the Washington, D.C. region in Shakespeare Everywhere, an exciting festival celebrating the works of William Shakespeare. Simon Godwin, Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company, directs a phenomenal cast in his highly anticipated opera directorial debut. Even as their fate looms above them, you’ll root for this young couple and their ecstatic love that transcends life itself.
November 4th, 2023
November 18th, 2023
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