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REVIEW: 'Romeo and Juliet' captivates at Cincinnati Opera

Jun 28, 2019 - Cincinnati Business Courier

After a fierce battle between the Montagues and Capulets, two bodies lay on the stage. The chorus, frozen in place, intoned the words, "day of mourning and horror and alarms," as Romeo staggered around them, clearly stunned.

It was one of many indelible, powerful moments in Cincinnati Opera's retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy, Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette" - "Romeo and Juliet" - which opened Thursday in Music Hall. A fine cast of singing actors populated Verona, starting with soprano Nico...