ROMÉO ET JULIETTE TRIVIA: Not long after it's April 1867 premiere in Paris, the opera was first seen in London in Italian (with celebrated singers Adelina Patti and Mario (Giovanni Matteo de Candia)) in July 1867 and in New York (with Minnie Hauk) at the Academy of Music on 15 November of that year.
It entered the repertoire of the Opéra Comique in 1873 in a reworked version with recitatives (by Georges Bizet). Adelina Patti again took up the role of Juliette, this time with Jean de Reszke as Roméo. It transferred to the Opéra de Paris in 1888, in a version that was further reworked with the addition of a ballet.
Come hear for yourself why this opera has withstood the test of time