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Charles Gounod

Publisher: Novello & Co

Roméo et Juliette [New Edition 2013] (1867)
Text Writer
Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Publisher
Choudens
Category
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
1867
Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Language
French
Solo Instrument(s)
2S, Mz, 3T, 3Bar, 4B
Programme Note
Charles Gounod Roméo et Juliette [New Edition 2013] (1867)
A classic retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy. Juliet, has been promised to Paris, but she falls in love with Romeo, whose family has been in a long-standing feud with her own. The priest Frère Laurent promises to help the lovers, hoping that the union would end the bitter war between the families. But the mistrust deepens and as the feud becomes bloody, Frère Laurent suggests that Juliet drink a potion that will make her appear dead in front of her family. His hope is that this will allow her to escape with Romeo. But Romeo fails to receive her letter detailing these plans and when he finds her, he believes she is dead and drinks poison himself. When Juliet awakes and discovers what her lover has done, she stabs herself.

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