I Capuleti e i Montecchi - Opera - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    I Capuleti e i Montecchi

    Vincenzo Bellini

    Opéra Bastille - from 21 September to 14 October 2022

    Mirco Magliocca / OnP

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I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Opéra Bastille - from 21 September to 14 October 2022

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Opera Vincenzo Bellini

Opéra Bastille - from 21 September to 14 October 2022

2h55 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 21 Sept. 2022

About

In few words:

When, in 1830, Vincenzo Bellini took up the task of adapting Romeo and Juliet for La Fenice in Venice, he had only six weeks in which to compose an opera. Felice Romani, his librettist ever since his first successful opera, Il Pirata, chose to go back, beyond Shakespeare, to the Italian sources of the myth. The drama is now more sombre: the quarrel between the two families has become a veritable war. In the very title chosen by Bellini, the families’ names have eclipsed those of Romeo and Juliet, just as the conflict poisons their passion. The opera also resurrects a scene that Shakespeare omitted: when Juliet, whom Romeo believed to be dead, awakens in the tomb, the two lovers are permitted a brief exchange before succumbing to eternal sleep. The director Robert Carsen sets the lyrical expression of these inextricably entwined lives in an austere decor illuminated by ardent love. A love transcended by Bellini's tender, dreamlike score.

CHARACTERS

Giulietta: Capellio’s daughter, in love with Romeo
Romeo: Leader of the Montecchi, in love with Giulietta
Capellio: Head of the Capuleti family and father of Giulietta
Tebaldo: Capuleti follower and Romeo’s rival
Lorenzo: Doctor and advisor to the Capuleti family
  • Opening
  • First part 90 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 55 mn
  • End

I Capuleti e i Montecchi: the true-false story

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I Capuleti e i Montecchi: the true-false story
  • I Capuleti e i Montecchi

    Lyric tragedy in two acts (1830)

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Les Capulet et les Montaigu (saison 22/23) - Acte 2 - Anna Goryachova

Les Capulet et les Montaigu (saison 22/23) - Acte 1 - Chœur - Lieta Notte Aventurosa

Les Capulet et les Montaigu (saison 22/23)- Acte 1 - Anna Goryachova (Air De Romeo)

Les Capulet et les Montaigu (saison 22/23)- Acte 1

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