Musical updating of romeo juliet
Having seen Guerrero as Greenhorn in LAO’s Moby Dick, I expected a great performance and was not disappointed.As Roméo he was a passionate lover and a strong adversary.Together she and Guerrero were ardent lovers who desired to be together no matter what the consequences.I found myself rooting for them despite my knowledge of the opera’s tragic conclusion.Ailyn Pérez was a charming Juliette who made the audience believe she was a teenager whose father did not yet allow her a glass of champagne.Pérez’s soprano has grown considerably since 2010, when I first heard her Juliette in San Diego.
At the beginning of the Prologue, the choristers were robed in black, but when the waltz started they ripped off their dark coats to reveal colorful military uniforms and off-white ball gowns.
He sang with a wide range of both lyrical and dramatic vocal colors.
I hope to see a great deal more of him in the near future.
Tim Mix looked a bit young to be Juliette’s father, but he declaimed his lines in easily understood French.
Now she has a lyrical opulence that blankets the audience with its beauty.She still displays serious coloratura in her Waltz Song, but at this time her Poison Aria is a dramatic gem as well.