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Stories Used By More Than One Composer – Romeo and Juliet

The Romeo and Juliet story, whether derived from Shakespeare or not, has been irresistible to composers. He are excerpts from four 19th century works and two 20th based on the doomed lovers. First up is Bellini’s take on the two teenagers. His I Capuleti e i Montecchi is based on a play by Luigi Scevola…

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Bellini in San Francisco

On Wednesday evening, Oct 3,  the San Francisco Opera presented Bellini’s infrequently performed I Capuleti ed i Montecchi (misspelled in the program – they left out the d – though I have often seen this spelling used). This is the second time the opera has been mounted by the company – it has yet to reach the…

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