ROMEO & JULIET

Composer: Charles Gounod
Libretto by: Jules Barber + Michael Carre
Directed by: Brad Dalton
Hawaii Opera Theatre, HI

Conducted by: Emmanuel Plasson
Costumes by: Helen E. Rodgers
Lighting by: Christopher Ostrom

"What makes Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Charles Gounod’s “Romeo & Juliet” that opened Friday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall so exciting is that it celebrates the love story in all its glory while highlighting its message. That message was conveyed primarily through the production’s effective staging and striking visual design, which used anachronisms to convey timelessness."

Ruth O. Bingham
Star-Advertiser