Wow, there has been a fast and furious social buzz going on around town. I’ll try to catch you up on all the news.
I recently went to see one of the most glorious operas presented by the Los Angeles Opera — “Romeo and Juliette,” written by Charles Gounod and conducted this time around by Placido Domingo.
Beautiful, sumptuous, sensual, tragic — these are only a few words to describe this opulent production. Everything about this new rendering of the beloved Shakespeare story of star-crossed lovers is magnificent — lush costumes, sets, and lighting. The roles of Romeo and Juliette are sung by two attractive singers who truly bring this story, set in Verona, Italy, back to this romantic city. The role of Juliette is sung by Georgian-born soprano Nino Machaidze and Romeo is robustly sung by Italian-born Vittorio Grigolo, who was making his L.A. Opera debut in this role.