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10 May - 12 May

Opera Hong Kong: Roméo et Juliette

By Lily Valette 9 April 2024

Event Information

START DATE 10 May 2024
END DATE 12 May 2024
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Header image courtesy of Opera Hong Kong

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, if those names are Romeo and Juliet. Co-presented with the French May Arts Festival, Opera Hong Kong will present a French production of Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod with two evening performances on 10 and 11 May respectively, and one afternoon show on 12 May.

Shown to the public for the first time in 1867, this opera was a pioneer of its genre in Western opera—“drame lyrique.” Directed by Arnaud Bernard and produced by Warren Mok, Gounod’s version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy was performed by Opera Hong Kong for the first time in 2016 and is now returning by popular demand. 

French actors will lead the five opera acts, supported by Opera Hong Kong’s chorus and orchestra under the baton of Roberto Gianola. Although it is performed in French, there will also be Chinese and English subtitles. Buy tickets here.

Lily Valette


Born and raised in the French countryside, Lily arrived in Hong Kong looking for an adventure. Passionate about books, she spent some time in Parisian publishing houses and is the author of an illustrated book about hair. Life in Hong Kong for her entails looking for seaside places to eat and a lot of hiking.