Romeo and Juliette Tonight

The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette on Wednesday, February 1st at 7PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. 

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Massenet’s Manon at The Met in 2015, The New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time [they] are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation, boasting a smoldering chemistry and impassioned lyricism. 

Despite the longstanding quarrel between their families, Juliette Capulet and Romeo Montague fall in love and marry secretly. Unaware, Juliette’s father arranges her marriage to another suitor. Juliette then woefully plots to avoid the obligation, setting afoot her and Romeo’s own demise. 

The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score in what has been called Gounod’s finest opera.

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season continues with:

Dvořák’s Rusalka – March 8, 2017

Verdi’s La Traviata – March 23, 2017

Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017

Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017

GTMF and the Center of Wonder present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900. 

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.


For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: or 307.733.3050.

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