My only love sprung from my only hate
Be swept up in the grandeur of Charles Gounod's spectacular opera adaptation of Shakespeare's iconic romance once more as the San Diego Opera bring the story of the star-crossed lovers to life once more in spring 2022. Lush arias, bittersweet romance, and flights of intense drama make this one unforgettable staging of the timeless tale - one for opera-goers of all types!
What is the story?
If you thought your family was dysfunctional, try being the two most famous young lovers in literature. Whilst Romeo Capulet and Juliet Montague are concerned with being star-crossed, their rival clans will stop at nothing to destroy the other. When it becomes clear the match will not be tolerated, the pair hatches a scheme to escape the embittered streets of Verona; only the outcome depends on some dangerous trickery that might just see their fates entwined forever, and not in the marriage bed as previously planned.