How many composers have been inspired by the two lovers of Verona portrayed by Shakespeare? From Vincenzo Bellini to Hector Berlioz to Leonard Bernstein, the list is long. If Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette , which premiered during the 1867 World's Fair, enjoyed instant popularity, it is undoubtedly because this version translates the turbulent lives of the famous lovers with the greatest finesse. Four love duets, a fiery waltz and luminous, lyrical music: the entire score seems to tremble with lust and freshness. Who better to celebrate this hymn to youth than Thomas Jolly, one of the most inventive directors of his generation, known for his bold reinterpretations of Shakespeare? After his Eliogabalovon Cavalli in 2016, he signs his second collaboration with the Paris Opera.