Roméo et juliette
Charles Gounod
12.11.21 > 11.12.21

Director Julien Chavaz
Musical direction Philipp Pointner

INFO

When Romeo and Juliet meet, it’s love at first sight. But their rival families do everything they can to keep the two apart. A battle that eventually kills the lovers. Charles Gounod based his opera Roméo et Juliette on the popular play by Shakespeare. The universal love story is interpreted in a contemporary fashion by director Julien Chavaz.

For Chavaz, this opera is about the constant tension between public and private. ‘In the stage directing, we play with these different perspectives. One moment you are witnessing the two families fighting each other in public. And then switch to the intimate perspective of Romeo and Juliet, who meet in secret.’ The decor is also based on this change of perspective. “Like looking out the window one minute and surveying the entire city, and peeking through a keyhole the next.”

Chavez creates a fantasy world for Roméo et Juliette with its own colours, rules and aesthetics, which does not resemble ours. “It is an extremely exciting process that starts with a sketchbook in which I create a new world with my regular set and costume designers.” Chavaz prefers to see the body language of the singers fully connected to the music and text. “What I hear, I want to see reflected in the bodies. This is the only way to get the energy across to the public.”

Opera Zuid, with the successful Swiss director Julien Chavaz and the young Austrian conductor Philipp Pointner, once again opts for a fresh take at a classic story.

The opera is performed in French with Dutch and English subtitles.

CAST & CREATIVES

Anna Emelianova Juliette
Peter Gijsbertsen Roméo
Maria Warenberg Stéphano
Raphaele Green Gertrude
Erik Slik Tybalt
Jacques de Faber Benvolio
Edwin Fardini Mercutio
Rick Zwart Pâris
Huub Claessens Frère Laurent
Marcel van Dieren Capulet
Julien Chavaz Stage director
Philipp Pointner Conductor
Anneliese Neudecker Set design
Paul van Laak Light design
Sanne Oostervink Costume design
Jori Klomp Assistent-conductor/ choir-conductor
philharmonie zuidnederland Orchestra
Anna Emelianova Juliette
Peter Gijsbertsen Roméo
Maria Warenberg Stéphano
Raphaele Green Gertrude
Erik Slik Tybalt
Jacques de Faber Benvolio
Edwin Fardini Mercutio
Rick Zwart Pâris
Huub Claessens Frère Laurent
Marcel van Dieren Capulet
Julien Chavaz Stage director
Philipp Pointner Conductor
Anneliese Neudecker Set design
Paul van Laak Light design
Sanne Oostervink Costume design
Jori Klomp Assistent-conductor/ choir-conductor
philharmonie zuidnederland Orchestra

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PLAYLIST

Fri
12.11.21
20:00
12/11/2021 - 20:00
Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
 
Tue
16.11.21
19:30
16/11/2021 - 19:30
Rotterdam
Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
Sat
20.11.21
20:00
20/11/2021 - 20:00
Sittard
Schouwburg De Domijnen
Thu
25.11.21
20:00
25/11/2021 - 20:00
Heerlen, PLT
Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Sat
27.11.21
20:00
27/11/2021 - 20:00
Eindhoven
Parktheater Eindhoven
Thu
02.12.21
20:15
02/12/2021 - 20:15
Tilburg
Theaters Tilburg
Sat
04.12.21
20:00
04/12/2021 - 20:00
Breda
Chassé Theater
Tue
07.12.21
20:15
07/12/2021 - 20:15
Den Haag
Amare
Thu
09.12.21
20:00
09/12/2021 - 20:00
Utrecht
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Sat
11.12.21
20:00
11/12/2021 - 20:00
Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
 

PERFORMANCES

A song for the moon
29.10.21 > 29.11.21
Roméo et juliette
12.11.21 > 11.12.21
Orphée | L’Amour | Eurydice
01.02.22 > 01.03.22
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
22.05.22 > 18.06.22