Bold. Brave. Brilliant.
Music by Charles Gounod, Libretto by Jules Barbier & Michel Carré

Roméo & Juliette

This production takes place in Verona circa 1960.

Performed in French with English and Spanish supertitles

Gounod's romantic and rapturous music sets the stage for this tale of star-crossed lovers, based on Shakespeare’s play about the feuding Montague and Capulet families in Verona.

Roméo Montague and his friend Mercutio don masks to sneak into the Capulet’s ball, where Juliette Capulet has been presented to the party guests. Roméo falls instantly in love with Juliette, who fervently loves him back despite being pledged to marry Count Parîs. Juliette’s cousin Tybalt recognizes Roméo as he shares a tender moment with Juliette, but is prevented from attacking as Roméo and his friends flee.

Roméo and Juliette affirm their forever love in the iconic balcony scene. Outside the Capulet palace, Roméo breaks up a fight between Mercutio and Tybalt, asking him to forgive the feud between families. With nothing but scorn, Tybalt kills Mercutio and Roméo stabs Tybalt. Knowing their families will never get along, Roméo and Juliette plan to fake their deaths in a desperate attempt to be together, culminating in an ending for these lovers that is as tragic as it is heartbreakingly beautiful.



Phoenix – March 2 & 3, 2024 – Symphony Hall
Tucson – March 9 & 10, 2024 – The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall

WARNING: Roméo & Juliette contains episodes of violence and gore. It also includes possible fog and haze.

Estimated Running Time: 2 hours and 56 minutes, including one 30-minute intermission
Roméo & Juliette is part of the Arizona Opera Main Stage Series. Production made possible, in part, through generous support from Sherry Middlemas, SRP, the Richard P. Stahl Charitable Fund, Barbara Molotsky, Marlene Rausch, Morton Munk, and Rio Nuevo. 

Out at the Opera - Pride Night

Join us as we celebrate Pride Night, generously sponsored by the Richard P. Stahl Charitable Fund. This evening will feature a special pre-show reception, signature cocktails, raffles, and more! Arizona Opera is proud to partner with local queer arts organization, thems. featuring a curated gallery show of selected works by local queer artists from Phoenix and Tucson at the event.

FREE to all Saturday night Roméo & Juliette ticket holders. Event starts at 6 PM.

Out at the Opera









Phoenix Convention Center Security Policy (Symphony Hall Performances Only) 

For the safety and security of all patrons, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues has implemented a screening process for all public shows at Symphony Hall. All guests will pass through metal detectors to screen for prohibited items. 

  • Clutch bags no larger than 8.5” x 5.5” and clear bags up to 12” x 6” x 12” are permitted.
  • Medical and family bags are allowed.
  • No other bags are permitted and all bags are subject to search. 

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Clear Bag Policy (The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall Performances Only)

The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall and Leo Rich Theater have enhanced venue environmental, health and safety protocols to include the type of bag guests are allowed to bring into these facilities. In addition to health and safety issues, their new protocol will help expedite entry to games and events. Clear Bags no larger than 14″ x 16″ or a clutch no larger than 8″ x 5″. Large bags, briefcases, backpacks, luggage and convertible backpack purses are strictly prohibited. Guests entering any facility in the Tucson Convention Center are subject to search at the discretion of management. Tucson Convention Center does not provide storage for any confiscated baggage.

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