Berlioz Roméo et Juliet

“Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette is a true sonic spectacular—the scale of the piece and the positioning of the large orchestra, very large chorus, and soloists is extraordinary. This recording allows all of these wonderful forces to be heard clearly and with incredible majesty.”

—Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring unsurpassed storytelling to their latest recording on the Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label: Berlioz’s dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette With a narrative that Berlioz deemed "too beautiful, too musical" to not be performed, this Impassioned orchestral scoring of love and despair is further enriched by the vocals of Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca Pisaroni, and the SFS Chorus. Available in studio master-quality on two-disc SACD and for digital download and streaming.

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San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Roméo et Juliet, Opus 17
Part 1
I. Introduction and Prologue
Part 2
II. Romeo Alone—Festivity at the Capulets’
III. The Capulets’ Garden—Love Scene
IV. Scherzo: Queen Mab
Part 3
I. Second Prologue—Juliet’s Funeral Cortège
II. Romeo in the Tomb of the Capulets
III. Finale: Brawl between the Capulets and the Montagues—
IV. —Friar Laurence’s Recitative and Aria—
V. —Oath of Reconciliation

Total Playing Time: 01:44:31


Part 1: I.Introduction and Prologue 

Part 2, III. The Capulets' Garden—Love scene 

Part 2, IV. Scherzo: Queen Mab