Fade Out, Fade In

One of the unquestioned hits of the nineteenth-century lyric theater, Roméo et Juliette has lost some of its evergreen status in recent decades. PETER G. DAVIS wonders if the fortunes of Gounod's opera are on the upswing once more.

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Natalie Dessay and Ramón Vargas in the Met's new Roméo et Juliette, directed by Guy Joosten

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