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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

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:10 p.m.
Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi BUY New Philharmonia; Giuseppe Patane, conductor Nicolai Gedda
10:00 p.m.
10:37 p.m.
Paul Robeson BUY from Songs of Free Men / A Paul Robeson Recital
10:39 p.m.
Paul Robeson BUY from Songs of Free Men / A Paul Robeson Recital
10:43 p.m.
Mussorgsky: Within Four Walls BUY from Songs of Free Men / A Paul Robeson Recital; composed by Mussorgsky
10:46 p.m.
Paul Robeson BUY from Songs of Free Men / A Paul Robeson Recital
10:50 p.m.
Jussi Bjorling BUY from Operatic Arias
10:54 p.m.
Jussi Bjorling BUY from Operatic Arias
10:57 p.m.
Jussi Bjorling BUY from Operatic Arias
11:00 p.m.
11:11 p.m.
Puccini: Nessun dorma BUY from Operatic Arias; composed by Puccini
11:16 p.m.
Giochino Rossini: Guglielmo Tell: Act Four: Scene I: 'O muto asil del pianto' (Arnoldo) BUY National Philharmonic; Riccardo Chailly, conductor
11:32 p.m.
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:34 p.m.
Puccini: TOSCA: Tre Sbirri, Una Carrozza BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:38 p.m.
Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Tu! Tu! Amore BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:42 p.m.
GF Handel: Cara sposa. Air de Rinaldo BUY from Farinelli, il castrato (10th Anniversary Release); composed by GF Handel
11:56 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240


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