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The Resource Romeo and Juliet, BBC, Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Charles-François Gounod adapted from William Shakespeare's play ; Nicolas Joel, stage director ; Brian Large, director

Romeo and Juliet, BBC, Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Charles-François Gounod adapted from William Shakespeare's play ; Nicolas Joel, stage director ; Brian Large, director

Label
Romeo and Juliet
Title
Romeo and Juliet
Statement of responsibility
BBC, Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Charles-François Gounod adapted from William Shakespeare's play ; Nicolas Joel, stage director ; Brian Large, director
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Production company
Singer
Stage director
Subject
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
Charles-François Gounod's musical rendition of the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet is here directed for stage by Nicolas Joel, starring Roberto Alagna and Leontina Vaduva. Gounod directly adapted his lyrical opera from William Shakespeare's play; the librettists thus remained very close to several characteristics of the play, such as Mercutio's famous "Queen Mab" speech and the balcony scene. After the warlike overture which illustrates the rivalry between the two families, the chorus tells the unavoidable tragedy: "Verona, saw of old, two rival families: The Montagues, the Capulets. From their endless wars, to both of them fatal Shed blood on the threshold of their palaces. Like a vermilion ray shines in a stormy sky Juliette appeared, and Roméo loved her." The four duets between the two lovers express this sudden and passionate love and are among the most beautiful pieces of late French romanticism. With this production, the young Roberto Alagna is propelled on the forefront of the international scene. Known as a reference interpreter of Romeo, he will go back to this role on numerous stages and on records. Together with Leontina Vaduva, they perfectly personify the dreamy and impassioned lovers
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
1994
Language note
Sung in French; English subtitles
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Roberto Alagna (Romeo) ; Leontina Vaduva (Juliette) ; Richard Halton (Paris) ; Paul Charles Clarke (Tybalt) ; Peter Sidhom (Count Capulet) ; Sarah Walker (Gertrude) ; François Le Roux (Mercutio) ; Jeremy White (Gregorio) ; Anna Maria Panzarella (Stéphano) ; Robert Lloyd (Friar Lawrence) ; David Wilson-Johnson (Duke of Verona) ; Royal Opera Chorus ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; Charles Mackerras, conductor
Place of event
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, Great Britain
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1964-
  • 1943-
  • 1953-
  • 1940-
  • 1925-2010
  • 1564-1616
  • 1818-1893
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Joël, Nicolas
  • Large, Brian
  • Alagna, Roberto
  • Vaduva, Leontina
  • Halton, Richard
  • Clarke, Paul Charles
  • Sidhom, Peter
  • Walker, Sarah
  • Le Roux, François
  • White, Jeremy
  • Panzarella, Anna Maria
  • Lloyd, Robert
  • Wilson-Johnson, David
  • Mackerras, Charles
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Gounod, Charles
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Covent Garden Pioneer
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
Runtime
176
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Operas
Technique
live action
Label
Romeo and Juliet, BBC, Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Charles-François Gounod adapted from William Shakespeare's play ; Nicolas Joel, stage director ; Brian Large, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/romeo-et-juliette-gounod-nicolas-joel-royal-opera-house
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Opera
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr., 55 min., 45 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1836
System control number
  • ocn956369576
  • (OCoLC)956369576
Video recording format
other
Label
Romeo and Juliet, BBC, Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Charles-François Gounod adapted from William Shakespeare's play ; Nicolas Joel, stage director ; Brian Large, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/romeo-et-juliette-gounod-nicolas-joel-royal-opera-house
Publication
Copyright
Note
Opera
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr., 55 min., 45 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1836
System control number
  • ocn956369576
  • (OCoLC)956369576
Video recording format
other

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