Roméo Et Juliette
March 23, 2024
68 Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
Roméo Et Juliette
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Venue: Oneglia Auditorium
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Two singers at the height of their powers—soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s Shakespeare adaptation, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores. Bartlett Sher’s staging also features baritone Will Liverman and tenor Frederick Ballentine as the archrivals Mercutio and Tybalt, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as the mischievous pageboy Stéphano, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Frère Laurent.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor), Nadine Sierra (Juliette), Samantha Hankey (Stéphano), Benjamin Bernheim (Roméo), Frederick Ballentine (Tybalt), Will Liverman (Mercutio), Alfred Walker (Frère Laurent)
Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Chase Brock
Fight Director: B. H. Barry
Pre Event Lecture
Presented by: Kelly Whitesell
Kelly Whitesell, soprano, is from Hebron, Connecticut. She graduated with BMs in Voice Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Katherine Ciesinski and Philip Silvey. She now completes her graduate studies under the tutelage of Rod Nelman and is a teaching assistant at UConn.
Whitesell made her professional debut with the Connecticut Lyric Opera as Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) in 2022. Previous credits include Monica (The Medium), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus scenes), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Celie (Signor Deluso), Witch (Into the Woods), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and chorus credits including La Boheme, Orfeo ed Euridice, and Cendrillon. She received first prize in the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition in 2019. Kelly enjoys membership in Schola Cantorum at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford. She has performed concert repertoire such as Liebermann’s Six Songs on Poems of Nelly Sachs, Bach’s B-minor Mass, and jazz sets as “Kelly and the Cats.”
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