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Moshinsky's eloquent production of Romeo and Juliet opens in Seoul

Elijah Moshinsky's newest production of one of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies Romeo and Juliet premiered last night at the Korea National Opera in Seoul in a captivating and passionate performance.  

This French version of the opera featuring music by Charles Gounod and script written by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré is brought to the Korean stage for the second time, following its 2014 debut. Moshinsky, who is well known for his authentic and deep analysis of the story and characters, upgrades this five-act opera by including more intense action and powerful movement while demonstrating the values of traditional opera directing. 

Conducted by Doc Ki Kim, the cast includes one international and one Korean couple who will be alternating the roles of Romeo and Juliet throughout the production period. Stephen Costello and Dong-Won Kim will be playing Romeo while Nathalie Manfrino and Hye Sang Park switch roles as Juliet. 

Performances will continue until Sunday 11 December. Click here for more information.