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Opera Talk with Dick Hutman: Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet (more…)

November 30, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Gounod’s opera is based on Shakespeare’s familiar tale of star crossed lovers, each descended from one of the two great rival families of Verona. The story serves as a model for Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway hit, Westside Story. Many of the scenes will be familiar – the balcony scene, the death of Mercutio and Tybalt, Romeo’s banishment, and the tale’s tragic conclusion – all set to the sumptuous music of Gounod.

Next class:  Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, January 4th