Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi
About this event
The story of Romeo and Juliet, who pay for their passion with their lives, has been interpreted in the widest variety of literary and musical genres since the Renaissance. Vincenzo Bellini’s much too rarely staged Romeo and Juliet opera, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, is far removed from Shakespeare’s version. Rather than telling the story of a tenderly burgeoning love, the piece takes place over a short 24 hours in the lives of two young people. Thus, the underlying mood of the work is one of melancholy – which develops into a catastrophic maelstrom. The thrilling premiere of Zurich Opera’s new production of this bel canto gem, directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Fabio Luisi, was enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike. The two protagonists were also met with acclaim: experience world star Joyce DiDonato in the trouser role of Romeo, with the young Ukrainian soprano Olga Kulchynska at her side as Giulietta.
A Production of Accentus Music in Co-production with NHK and Opernhaus Zürich in Co-operation with SWR/Arte
This stream is available to watch until December 31, 2023.
1. Production – approx. 140 min programme
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi
The production was recorded live at Opernhaus Zürich.
This event was recorded live at Opernhaus Zürich, Switzerland.
Available until Sun, Dec 31, 2023
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