Wednesday, September 21, 2011
LA Opera Talk: Romeo et Juliette
SUNDAY, October 16th 2:00 p.m. Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. Based on Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of star-crossed lovers, Roméo et Juliette sets an impassioned secret affair against a cruel background of fierce family rivalries. In the comfort of the Barth Community Room you will learn how Gounod's score thrills the ear with swirling waltzes, dramatic choruses and exquisite arias. Fall in love all over again, as samples of four sublime love duets...so pure, so poetic, so perfect...flood the room with intoxicating romance, making Roméo et Juliette an unforgettable experience to savor. Hear the highlights of this wonderful piece through the eyes and ears of one of LA Opera’s enlightened community educators. And it’s all free at Crowell Public Library! Whether you’re a hardcore opera aficionado or a curious novice, you’ll be delightfully entertained and inspired to make a trip to the Los Angeles Music Center for the full production. Make Crowell Library your LA Opera gateway!