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The grand & sweeping retelling of one of the most tragic love stories of all time. He\'s a Montague. She\'s a Capulet. Despite years of bloody conflict between their warring families, Roméo & Juliette fall instantly in love. Their passion fans the flames of hatred between the two families & drives these young lovers to their heartbreaking deaths. Experience the rush of rebellious first love in Gonoud\'s sumptuous adaptation of Shakespeare\'s timeless tragedy Young stars bring the operatic adaptation of Shakespeare\'s beloved play to life. Tenor Pene Pati as Romeo & soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan as Juliet, both in Company debuts. Joining them is baritone Yunpeng Wang as Mercutio & mezzo soprano Sarah Coit as Stephano also in house debuts. San Diego Opera principal guest conductor Yves Abel brings his mastery of the French repertoire for these performances & stage director Matthew Ozawa brings his unique visionary style to the stage. Sung in French w/ English translations above the stage