years on stage
20 years, 20 years that Romeo & Juliet have loved each other, from Paris to Vienna, from Tokyo to Rome, from Moscow to London, from Verona to Seoul, from Taipei to Montreal, from Tel Aviv to Budapest… They love each other and… This is what makes Shakespeare’s genius and the pleasure I had in putting his work to music.
Basically, the real question of Romeo & Juliet, the one that questions all of us is: “Would I be willing to die for love?” “. The answer belongs to everyone and everyone has their answer.
Coming back to play in front of you with the legendary singers who created the roles in Paris in 2001, and to welcome some new ones, what a pleasure for me and I hope, no I’m sure, for you too.
The chance that we have is that they have remained beautiful and have kept the innocence of their 20 years. It’s so rare, let’s take advantage of it.
We are really very happy to share these moments with you.
Thank you for being here.”