Roméo et Juliette

Charles Gounod


Salle Favart

from 13
to 21 December 2021


13 December 2021 8.00 pm

15 December 2021 8.00 pm

17 December 2021 audiodescription 8.00 pm

19 December 2021 audiodescription relax 3.00 pm

21 December 2021 8.00 pm

All dates


01 70 23 01 31 / / 3h

All audiences


145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €


At a ball, Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first sight. But they live in a tight patriarchal society, where any personal aspiration to happiness is crushed.

From Benda to Dusapin through Bellini, Berlioz… Romeo and Juliet, among all Shakespeare’s characters, are the most inspiring for musiciens. During the romantic era, the two lovers of Verona, brought novelty and intensity to the theatre scene.

Gounod composed the opera while Victor Hugo and his son revived Shakespeare. Created between Verdi’s French Macbeth and Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet triumphed during the 1867 Universal Exhibition. The opera’s theatrical movement, songs, intense duos and orchestral colours made it a popular success. Gounod’ sole success. Romeo and Juliet is no longer programmed in Paris. Are we afraid of pure emotion?

Éric Ruf sets Gounod in the decor which was conceived for Shakespeare at the Comédie Française. - a real dramaturgic and environmental challenge. At the head of the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, Accentus and a dream cast, led Julie Fuchs et Jean-François Borras, Laurent Campellone resuscitates this masterpiece.

The decor was initially created in the workshops of the Comédie-Française for the show Romeo et Juliette by William Shakespeare, directed by Éric Ruf.

This production is supported by Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Principal Patron of the Opéra Comique.

Musical direction Laurent Campellone
Stage direction and scenography Éric Ruf

With Jean-François Borras, Julie Fuchs, Patrick Bolleire, Adèle Charvet, Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Jérôme Boutillier, Marie Lenormand, Yu Shao, Yoann Dubruque, Geoffroy Buffière

Choir accentus
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen-Normandie

Around the show


Musical direction Laurent Campellone

Stage direction and scenography Éric Ruf

Costumes Christian Lacroix

Lights Bertrand Courderc

Choreography Glyslein Lefever

Creative collaboration Léonidas Strapatsakis

Roméo Jean-François Borras

Juliette Julie Fuchs

Frère Laurent Patrick Bolleire

Stephano Adèle Charvet

Mercutio Philippe-Nicolas Martin

Count Capulet Jérôme Boutillier

Gertrude Marie Lenormand

Tybalt Yu Shao

Pâris Yoann Dubruque

Duke of Verona Geoffroy Buffière

Dancers Camille Brulais, Laurent Come, Mikael Fau, Sabine Petit

Choir accentus

Orchestra Opéra de Rouen-Normandie

Production Opéra Comique

Coproduction Opéra national de Washington, Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Théâtre de la Ville de Berne, Opéra de Toulon Provence Méditerranée

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