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Roméo et Juliette (‘Romeo and Juliet’)(ii)locked

  • Steven Huebner

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Opéra in five acts by charles-françois Gounod to a libretto by jules Barbier and michel Carré ; after william Shakespeare ’s play; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 27 April 1867.

Gounod first alluded to an operatic Roméo et Juliette in correspondence at the end of 1864, and Barbier and Carré produced a libretto in the first three months of the next year; unlike Felice Romani’s book for Bellini’s ...

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