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Zurich Opera Live @ your Home "Capuleti e Montecchi“ (TV: 3Sat)

Hosted by the Consul of the Zurich Live Music Group
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Sat 05 Dec 20:15 - 22:30

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Saturday, Dec 5th 20:15 the TV station 3Sat is going to broadcast Zurich Opera's Protected content Capuleti e i Montecchi" by Vincenzo Bellini.

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(IN zoom link doesn't transmit the performance)

The story of Romeo and Juliet has been interpreted in the widest variety of literary and musical genres ever since the Renaissance. Vincenzo Bellini’s Romeo and Juliet opera, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, is far removed from Shakespeare’s version: rather than the story of a tenderly burgeoning love, the piece recounts the last 24 hours in the two young people’s lives. The underlying mood of the piece is thus one of melancholy that develops into a catastrophic maelstrom. Bellini’s extensive melodies are a seismographic indicator, as it were, of the protagonists’ emotional state.

In his production, director Christof Loy has succeeded in achieving the feat of staging the rather meagre action of the piece as an exciting thriller that plumbs the psychological depths of this bel canto jewel. The highly lauded production stars young Ukrainian soprano Olga Kulchynska as Giulietta, who gave the surprise vocal performance of the première. Her partner will be the mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany in the role of Romeo, while Tebaldo, Giulietta’s fiancé, will be sung by the Swiss tenor Benjamin Bernheim.

Looking forward seeing you again soon live and healthy!