Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Capitol City Opera Company Set To Present Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE

Capitol City Opera Company Set To Present Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE

The love story that will last generations comes to life as Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC), a 501(c)3 non-profit professional opera company, opens its 37th season with their first full-staged French opera, Roméo et Juliette by composer Charles Gounod on Friday, March 6 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Tickets are $30 - $40 and are available online at ccityopera.org.

Gounod's opera is a five-act opera based upon the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Roméo 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. The opera will be set in 14th century Verona, Italy. The five-act opera will be presented in French with English supertitles.

When asked why Capitol City Opera Company chose to produce the French opera, Artistic Director Michael Nutter stated, "I have always wanted to do this opera. The score is beautiful beyond belief. The story is a classic. And everyone from all walks of life are familiar with the tale."

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 Roméo, August Bair as Mercutio, Elizabeth Sarian as Stéphano, and Dylan Cronan as Frère Laurent. Roméo 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.

 

 

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE INFORMATION

Score by Charles Gounod

Libretto by Michel Carré and Jules Barbier

Artistic Director, Michael Nutter

Music Director, Catherine Giel

Conductor, Michael Giel

Accompanied by a five-piece orchestra.

Roméo et Juliette is presented in French with English supertitles.

 

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Conant Center for the Performing Arts

Oglethorpe University

4484 Peachtree Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30319

 

 

CAST

Juliette Rachel Eve Holmes

Roméo Michael Vavases

Mercutio August Bair

Stéphano Elizabeth Sarian

Frère Laurent Dylan Cronan

Count Capulet Ivan Segovia

Tybalt William Green

Gertrude Laurie Tossing

The Duke Michael Lindsey

Pâris Jonathan Spuhler

 

**************************************************************************************************************************

Capitol City Opera Company was formed in 1983 to provide Atlanta-area classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform complete opera roles, and to continue to develop their post-graduate vocal and acting skills on a professional level. Since its inception, the company has flourished as the only opera company in the Southeast that primarily helps local singers and artists establish their careers. It presents high quality, innovative, and exciting productions.

Capitol City Opera Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has created many recurring programs and has toured throughout the United States, and also Italy. Currently, the company performs fully-staged productions, a monthly restaurant series (Dinner and a Diva), a recital series featuring opera highlights and art songs (Capitol City in Concert), a touring Madrigal Singers group, a summer pops concert (On the Light Side), and an educational outreach program for children.

Capitol City Opera Company engages an average of 60 singers annually and reaches audiences across the Southeast through its various programs. The Company strives to make opera available to all segments of the population including the underserved and makes a concerted effort to help everyone understand and appreciate opera.

Behind the Scenes Look Into CCOC's Roméo et Juliette

This spring, Capitol City Opera will present Gounod's five-act opera, Roméo et Juliette, based upon the play by William Shakespeare. Roméo et Juliette tells ...



Atlanta Opera Closes 22-23 Season With DAS RHEINGOLD, April 29-May 7 Photo
The Atlanta Opera – “one of the most exciting opera companies in America” (Opera Wire) – closes its mainstage 2022-23 season with a milestone event: General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun's new production of Das Rheingold, the company's first production of any opera from Wagner's monumental Ring cycle (April 29–May 7).

THE MAGIC FLUTE is Now Playing at Theater St. Gallen Photo
Day versus night, white versus black, men versus women, civilization versus nature - The Magic Fluteseems pervaded by a clear order of values. However, the fact that the most-performed opera is much more complex and sometimes more enigmatic than it first appears has led to very different interpretations.

Juan Diego Flórez Cancels Carnegie Hall Recital Scheduled For Tomorrow Photo
Carnegie Hall has announced that, due to illness, tenor Juan Diego Flórez must regrettably cancel his recital scheduled for tomorrow—Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m.—in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. This concert will be rescheduled as part of a future Carnegie Hall season.

Lyric Opera of Kansas Citys Deborah Sandler Kemper Named Among 2022 Top Professionals of t Photo
Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler Kemper has been awarded one of the 2022 Top Professionals of the Year by Musical America Worldwide.


More Hot Stories For You


Bronx Opera Company Presents LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This WeekendBronx Opera Company Presents LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This Weekend
January 27, 2023

The Bronx Opera Company will open its 56th season with the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Moss Hart.    

Guild Opera Company Presents TOSCA This WeekendGuild Opera Company Presents TOSCA This Weekend
January 24, 2023

The great opera TOSCA will be presented by Guild Opera Company on Friday January 27th and Saturday January 28th at 7:30 PM at River of the Valley in Canoga Park.

Bronx Opera Company to Present LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This MonthBronx Opera Company to Present LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This Month
January 21, 2023

The Bronx Opera Company will open its 56th season with the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Moss Hart.  Performances will be on Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29 Saturday & Sunday, February 4 & 5.

Wagner's LOHENGRIN Will Return to The Met Starring Piotr BeczałaWagner's LOHENGRIN Will Return to The Met Starring Piotr Beczała
January 18, 2023

​​​​​​​Wagner's soaring masterpiece Lohengrin returns to the Met stage after 17 years, in a new production by internationally renowned director François Girard. The production runs from February 26th-April 1st.

OPERA America Announces Participants Of The 2022‒2023 Mentorship Program For Women AdministratorsOPERA America Announces Participants Of The 2022‒2023 Mentorship Program For Women Administrators
January 17, 2023

OPERA America is pleased to recognize the leadership achievements and dedication of three women administrators who have been selected as protégés in the 2022‒2023 Mentorship Program for Women Administrators.