Romeo and Juliet at the Opéra Comique in December 2021

Published by Laura B. · Updated on 19 November 2021 at 09h44 · Published on 18 November 2021 at 13h29
Charles Gounod’s opera version of “Romeo and Juliet” is to be performed from December 13 to 21, 2021 at Paris Opéra Comique. The show is staged by Eric Ruf and performed by the orchestra of the Rouen opera.

Right before the Holidays, Paris Opéra Comique has programed a classic: Romeo and Juliet. The show will be performed from December 13 to 21, 2021 for five shows only.

Written by William Shakespeare circa 1597, French composer Charles Gounod has written music to the story of Romeo and Juliet in 1867 to turn it into an opera. A show performed for the World’s Fair. And for your information, it is Gounod’s only popular success. The opera has not been programmed in Paris for a very long time.

The mistake is to be rectified this December 2021. Romeo and Juliette by Gounod is performed at Paris Opéra Comique in staging created by Eric Ruf – honorary member of the Comédie-Française. The one who staged Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in 2015 at the Comédie Française sets the 2021 version of Gounod’s in a set he created 6 years ago for the play.

The version 2021 of Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod is performed by the orchestra of the Rouen opera conducted by Laurent Campellone.

The show is performed in French with French and English subtitles. 45 minutes before the show, the Opéra Comique provides a few entertainments. Last but not least, the performance on December 19 is “inclusive relax”, namely it encourages the reception of people with disabilities.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 13 December 2021 to 21 December 2021



    1 place Boieldieu
    75002 Paris 2

    €6 - €145

    Average duration
    3 h

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    Dimanche à 15h.

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