The Teatro Calderón of Valladolid programmes Romeo et Juliette, with bass Francisco Crespo


Literature's most famous love story–now the best adaptation of Shakespeare's original tragedy, thanks to the talent of Charles Gounod, one of the great representatives of French opera– comes to the stage of the Teatro Calderón de Valladolid on May 2nd, 4th and 6th. The Granada-born bass Francisco Crespo will perform the role of the Duke of Verona in this coproduction by the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Santa Fe Opera House. Stephen Lawless' staging sets the original action against the backdrop of the American Civil War.  Alain Guingal will be conducting.
Francisco Crespo's recent performances and future engagements include Gianni Schicchi and I Due Foscari at the Teatro Real of Madrid, Don Carlo at the Teatros del Canal of Madrid, Don Giovanni at the Auditori de Manacor (Mallorca), a zarzuela recital at the Opera of Naples (Florida) with Ramón Tebar and Andrea Chénier at the Ópera de Oviedo.