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At the Opera, Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi, November 08, 2014

  

I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) is an Italian opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini. The libretto by Felice Romani was a reworking of the story of Romeo and Juliet for an opera by Nicola Vaccai called Giulietta e Romeo and based on the play of the same name by Luigi Scevola written in 1818, thus an Italian source rather than taken directly from William Shakespeare.

Bellini was persuaded to write the opera for the 1830 Carnival season at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, with only a month and a half available for composition.

The first performance of I Capuleti e i Montecchi took place on March 11, 1830. This 1976 recording stars Janet Baker, Beverly Sills and Nicolai Gedda. Giuseppe Patane conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:10pm
Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi BUY New Philharmonia; Giuseppe Patane, conductor Nicolai Gedda
10:00pm
10:37pm
Paul Robeson: Balm in Gilead BUY from Songs of Free Men / A Paul Robeson Recital
10:39pm
Paul Robeson: Cradle Song BUY from Songs of Free Men / A Paul Robeson Recital
10:43pm
Mussorgsky: Within Four Walls BUY from Songs of Free Men / A Paul Robeson Recital; composed by Mussorgsky
10:46pm
Paul Robeson: Showboat: Ol' Man River BUY from Songs of Free Men / A Paul Robeson Recital
10:50pm
Jussi Bjorling: Prince Igor: Act II: Vladimir's Recitative and Cavatina BUY from Operatic Arias
10:54pm
Jussi Bjorling: Andrea Chenier: Act IV: Come un bel di di maggio BUY from Operatic Arias
10:57pm
Jussi Bjorling: Eugene Onegin: Act II: Forbi, forbi (Lensky's Aria) BUY from Operatic Arias
11:00pm
11:11pm
Puccini: Nessun dorma BUY from Operatic Arias; composed by Puccini
11:16pm
Giochino Rossini : Guglielmo Tell: Act Four: Scene I: 'O muto asil del pianto' (Arnoldo) BUY National Philharmonic; Riccardo Chailly, conductor
11:32pm
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:34pm
Puccini: TOSCA: Tre Sbirri, Una Carrozza BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:38pm
Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Tu! Tu! Amore BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:42pm
GF Handel: Cara sposa. Air de Rinaldo BUY from Farinelli, il castrato (10th Anniversary Release); composed by GF Handel
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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