Roméo et Juliette

Louis-Hector Berlioz

Roméo et Juliette

H79, Op. 17

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Roméo et Juliette employs orchestra, chorus, and vocal soloists and lasts more than 90 minutes. Yet it is by no means an opera; Berlioz tends to musicalize the mood of each scene rather than set the details. He sometimes makes much of minor episodes (notably the famous "Queen Mab" scherzo), and interpolates scenes not ... read more