Opera in October: DMMO's Romeo and Juliet, 10/5 and 10/6

Oct 3, 2013

Jason Slayden as Romeo and Sara Gartland as Juliet perform in Des Moines Metro Opera's production of Gounod's Romeo and Juliet.
Credit Des Moines Metro Opera

  This week on Iowa Public Radio, the Opera in October broadcast series opens with the Des Moines Metro Opera's production of Gounod's Romeo and Juliet on Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 at noon. 

Based on the classic play of love and loss by William Shakespeare, Gounod's interpretation is best known for the four beautiful love duets between the title characters. It premiered in Paris on April 27, 1867 as Gounod's second commission following his other famous opera, Faust. Linda Ade Brand directs Sara Gartland and Jason Slayden in the title roles in this fabulous production of a favorite story.