Romeo et Juliette

More info on Romeo et Juliette

Composer:

Charles Gounod

Librettist:

Jules Barbier, and Michel Carré

Premiere:

27 April 1867, Paris (Théâtre Lyrique)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Romeo et Juliette Synopsis

Libretto:

Romeo et Juliette Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Romeo et Juliette

Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) is an opéra in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique (Théâtre-Lyrique Impérial du Châtelet), Paris on 27 April 1867. This opera is notable for the series of four duets for the main characters and the waltz song "Je veux vivre" for the soprano.
Gounod's opera Faust had become popular at the Théâtre Lyrique since its premiere in 1859 (it was performed over 300 times between 1859 and 1868) and this led to a further commission from the director Carvalho. Behind the scenes there were difficulties in casting the lead tenor, and Gounod was said to have composed the last act twice, but after the public general rehearsal and first night it was hailed as a major success for the composer. Its success was aided by the presence of dignitaries in Paris for the Exhibition, several of whom attended performances. A parody soon appeared at the Théâtre Déjazet, entitled Rhum et eau en juillet (Rum and water in july).
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Roles in Romeo et Juliette

Juliette Soprano
Roméo Tenor
Frère Laurent Bass
Mercutio Baritone
Stéphano Soprano
Count Capulet Bass
Tybalt Tenor
Gertrude Mezzo-Soprano

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All scenes from Romeo et Juliette

Arias from Romeo et Juliette
Duets from Romeo et Juliette

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Verone vit jadis deux familles

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
2L'heure s'envoie

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.02

Type: choirVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles:
3Eh! bien? cher Pâris!

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Language: French

Roles:
4Soyez les bienvenues amis

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Count/Juliette
5Allons! jeunes gens! Allons! belles dames!

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.03-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Count
6Enfin la place est libre amis

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Mercutio/Roméo
7Mab la reine des mensonges

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Mercutio
8Eh bien que l'avertissement

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Mercutio/Gertrude
9Je veux vivre dans ce rêve

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
10Le nom de cette belle enfant

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Gertrude/Grégorio/Roméo
11Ange adorable

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Roméo
12Quelqu'un c'est mon cousin

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.10

Type: recitative,finaleVoice: T S T Br Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette/Tybalt/Paris/Mercutio/Count
13O nuit sous tes ailes

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
14L'amour l'amour son ardeur

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo
15Ah! leve toi soleil

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo
16Hélas moi le hair

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
17Personne le page aura fui

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.04

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Grégorio/Gertrude
18O nuit divine je t'implore

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
19Ah! je te l'ai dit je t'adore!

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.05-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
20Mon père Dieu vous garde

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Frère Laurent/Juliette
21Dieu qui fis l'homme a ton image

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.02

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: French

Roles: Frère Laurent/Roméo/Juliette
22O pur bonheur o joie immense

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.03

Type: quartetVoice: S Mz T BLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Gertrude/Roméo/Frère Laurent
23Dépuis hier je cherche

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Stéphano
24Que fais tu blanche tourterelle

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Stéphano
25Ah! voici nos gens

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.05

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Stéphano/Grégorio
26Attaquer un enfant morbleu

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: French

Roles: Mercutio/Tybalt/Roméo
27Capulet race immonde

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.07

Type: septet,choirVoice: S T Br T T Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Stéphano/Benvolio/Mercutio/Roméo/Tybalt/Paris/Grégorio
28Que le diable soit de vos deux maisons

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.08-1

Type: sextet,choirVoice: Br T B Br T TLanguage: French

Roles: Mercutio/Roméo/Count/Mercutio/Benvolio/Tybalt
29Ah! jour de deuil et d'horreur

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.08-2

Type: septet,finaleVoice: B T B S T Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Duke/Roméo/Count/Stéphano/Benvolio/Paris/Grégorio
30Va je t'ai pardonn?

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
31Nuit d'hyménée

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
32Ah! le ciel soit lou?

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.02

Type: quartetVoice: Mz S B BLanguage: French

Roles: Gertrude/Juliette/Count/Frère Laurent
33Mon père tout m'accable

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Frère Laurent
34Buvez donc ce breuvage

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.04

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Frère Laurent
35Dieu cruel frisson court a mes veines

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
36Amour ranime mon courage

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
37O Juliette, sois heureuse!

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Language: French

Roles:
38Ma fille cède aux voeux

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Count/Juliette
39Entre 4-5

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
40Eh! bien ma lettre a Romeo

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: French

Roles: Frère Laurent/Frère Jean
41Sommeil de Juliette

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.03

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
42Salut tombeau sombre et silencieux

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
43O ma femme o ma bien-aimée

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
44Viens fuyons au bout du monde

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
45Console toi pauvre ame

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-4

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette