This spring, Capitol City Opera will present Gounod’s five-act opera, Roméo et Juliette, based upon the play by William Shakespeare. Roméo et Juliette tells the story of two rival families, the Capulets and Montagues, consumed with hatred for one another and yet somehow love emerges between two of the youngest members. Love does not triumph in this tale, only tragedy as revenge, murder and misunderstandings lead the lovers to die in each other’s arms. The opera will be set in 14th century Verona and performed in French with English supertitles.

As a non-profit company that promotes and provides performance opportunities to local Atlanta talent, this production features a full cast of Atlanta-based performers. Roméo et Juliette will be directed by Artistic Director Michael Nutter with music direction by Catherine Giel. A chamber orchestra will be conducted by Michael Giel.

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Conant Performing Arts Center

Roméo et Juliette Cast

Dylan Cronan as Frère Laurent
Elizabeth Sarian as Stéphano
Ivan Segovia as Count Capulet
Michael Lindsay as The Duke

Michael Vavases as Roméo
August Bair as Mercutio
William Green as Tybalt
Laurie Tossing as Gertrude
Johnathan Spuhler as Pâris