The DVD of the month for September is told by two amazing established singers, performing the old tale of Romeo and Juliette:
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
The singers are:
Roberto Alagna (Roméo), Angela Gheorghiu (Juliette).
Mercutio is played by Pavel Novák / sung by Vratislav Krˇíž, Capulet played by Jan Šváb / sung by Aleš Hendrych, Frère Laurent played by Daniel Lipnik / sung by František Zahradnícˇek & Paris played by Marcel Acquarone / sung by Zdeneˇk Harvánek
The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Chorus played by members of the Czech National Opera / sung by Kühn’s Mixed Choir, Prague, Anton Guadagno (conductor).
Shakespeare’s lovers never looked and sounded as good as in this romantic film adaptation of Charles Gounod’s beloved opera Roméo et Juliette, starring one of classical music’s most popular and successful couples, Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu.
A spectacular medieval castle and its surrounding countryside provide the breathtaking setting for this timeless tale of warring families and star-crossed lovers.
Conductor Anton Guadagno leads the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra through the opera’s beautiful arias and duets in this fresh interpretation of Gounod’s masterwork.
Here is some of the music from this lovely opera: