This aria is so acrobatic it actually gives you life
5 April 2017, 10:32
‘Je veux vivre’ from Gounod’s opera Roméo et Juliette is a stunning piece of vocal gymnastics. Here’s a stunning performance from the Vienna State Opera by the phenomenal soprano Aida Garifullina
Gounod’s operatic retelling of Shakespeare’s famous story of star-crossed lovers isn’t particularly well known today (partly because it’s a bit of a bonkers version).
But this aria, sung by Juliet near the beginning of the opera, has become a concert favourite. And it’s not hard to see why
Please enjoy these vocal fireworks from Aida
'Je veux vivre' from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
Brilliant soprano Aida sings the acrobatic aria
Aida’s debut album is available to buy now.