Romeo & Juliet | Arts & Entertainment

We’ve been looking forward to this collaboration between Charlotte’s Symphony, Ballet, Opera and Theater for months, so you could imagine how excited we were when the night finally arrived. Saturday night was our first time ever seeing opera performance live.

We started off our evening across the street from the Knight’s Theater at Bernardins.

Bernardin's | Charlotte, NC
Bernardin’s | Charlotte, NC

We had the place to ourselves for a little bit before other diners arrived, and had a good view of the restaurant from our table as well as the windows looking out onto the street.

Bread first!
Bread first!
Salmon for me.
Salmon for me.
Chicken for mum.
Chicken for mum.

With 30 minutes to spare, we headed over to the Knight’s Theater. The event itself was going to be broadcasted live on the screen outside, but the weather and other ideas, so those who had come to see it outdoors were allowed inside.

Knight's Theater | Charlotte
Knight’s Theater | Charlotte

Since this was a general admission event, we made sure we were first in line to go in to grab our seats in the boxes.

via the Charlotte Symphony's Twitter
via the Charlotte Symphony’s Twitter | Sammy Hajmahmoud as Romeo and Jennifer Huddleston as Juliet

No pictures were allowed during the performance, but I found this picture of the actors portraying Romeo & Juliet on Charlotte Symphony’s Twitter.

Loved the unique programs.
Loved the unique programs.

Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture | Tchaikovsky (Charlotte Symphony, Conducted by Christopher Warren-Green)

Juliette’s Waltz (Je Veux Vivre) from Romeo et Juilette | Gounod (performed by Melinda Whittington, Soprano)

Balcony Scene Pas de Deux from Romeo & Juliet | Prokofiev (Charlotte Symphony, Josh Hall & Alessandra Ball James – CLT Ballet)

Potion Area from Romeo et Juliette | Gounod (performed by Melinda Whittington, Soprano)

Romeo and Juliet: A Renaissance Timepiece | Rota

This was an amazing performance. The music was beautiful and I especially enjoyed the performance by Charlotte Ballet’s Josh Hall and Alessandra Ball James. It was one of my favorite parts of the evening.

~theavidpen

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