KMFA 89.5 presents a live broadcast of Austin Opera's presentation of Gounod's Romeo and Juliet. Dianne Donovan and Chris Johnson will host from the Long Center with commentary starting at 2:50 p.m.

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About the Program

Austin Opera presents the tantalizing story of Romeo and Juliet, telling the story of Shakespeare's classic tragedy with powerful vocal talents. This fateful classic opens with a masked ball, where Romeo is first taken with Juliet’s beauty. Their love is further affirmed when Romeo famously declares his devotion to Juliet outside her balcony.

But, as the tale goes, Romeo and Juliet’s quarreling families prevent their love from blossoming. Subsequently, the two star-crossed lovers attempt to defy their feuding families but fail as Romeo takes his life before his seemingly dead beloved only to see her awaken. Distraught, Juliet elects to dramatically join her love in death.

This broadcast is part of our Listen Local series. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Still Water Foundation, and Estes Audiology Hearing Centers.

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