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Capuleti e I Montecchi, I

Alternative title
Capulets and the Montagues, The
Synopsis
Bellini’s setting of Vaccai’s version of Romeo and Juliet. The version differs from Shakespeare’s play in featuring two rival political factions instead of families, there is no balcony scene, and the role of Romeo written is written for a woman. Elina Garanca and Anna Netrebko sing the title roles. Mark Elder conducts the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Presented by Donald Macleod with opera historian Sarah Lenton.
Series
Opera on 3
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
2009 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
170 mins

Credits

Writer
Nicola Vaccai
Music
Vincenzo Bellini
Contributor
Donald Macleod; Sarah Lenton
Cast
Elina GarncaRomeo
Anna NetrebkoJuliet
Dario SchmumckTybalt
Eric OwensCapulet
Giovanni Battista ParodiLorenzo

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Theatre company
Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender reversal

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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