"Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, in which the composer is always pleasing . . . might be described as the powerful drama of Romeo and Juliet reduced to the proportions of an eclogue for Juliet and Romeo. One remembers the work as a series of very pretty duets, varied by a sparkling waltz air for Juliet, in which Madame Patti displays that tragic genius, which belongs to her equally, with the highest capacity for comedy."
The reviewer was Sutherland Edwards, music critic of the St. James's Gazette
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