New Production from Arena di Verona
Vincenzo Bellini's Capulets and Montagues, the story of Romeo and Juliet, come to the Royal Opera House Muscat for the first time ever. Performed by world-renowned opera company Arena di Verona, the iconic tale of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet has many origins and many variations. In the iteration used by Bellini and librettist Felice Romani, the Capulets and Montagues are two warring political factions in thirteenth-century Verona. Against their political and personal violence, lies the tragic tale of young lovers unfairly kept apart by their rivaling families. Bellini was known for melodious compositions that earned him the distinction as the great bel canto composer. Set to soaring melodies, Capulets and Montagues is one of the composer’s true masterpieces. Presented by an excellent cast of up and coming Italian singers of the Arena di Verona, it is opera at its best: beautiful and soul touching. This stunning new staging is a co-production with Venice’s “La Fenice,” where Capulets and Montagues first debuted in 1830.
More information is available on the operahouse's official website.
March 19, 2014 19:00:00
March 20, 2014 19:00:00
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