The love story that will last generations comes to life as Capitol City Opera Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit professional opera company, opens its 37th season with their first full-staged French opera, Romeo et Juliette by composer Charles Gounod.
Gounod's Romeo et Juliette is a five-act opera based upon the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Romeo et Juliette tells the story of two rival families, the Capulets and Montagues, who are fueled by hatred 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.
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 including Rachele Eve Holmes as Juliette, Michael Vavases as Romeo, August Bair as Mercutio, Elizabeth Sarian as Stephano, and Dylan Cronan as Frer Laurent. Romeo et Juliette will be directed by Artistic Director Michael Nutter with music direction by Catherine Giel. A five-piece orchestra will be conducted by Michael Giel.