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Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi / DiDonato, Luisi, Zurich Opera House

Release Date: 09/30/2016 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: ACC20353  
Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Alexei BotnarciucOlga KulchynskaRoberto LorenziJoyce DiDonato,   ... 
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera ChorusPhilharmonia Zurich
Number of Discs: 1 
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The story of Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers has been adapted and retold by composers, librettists, playwrights, and choreographers for centuries. Since the Renaissance, everyone seems to have put their own spin on the story. This release features Vincenzo Bellini’s frequently overlooked gem “I Capuleti e i Montecchi.” This work is unique in that it is not simply a retelling of Shakespeare’s story set to music. Rather, the opera tells the account of the last 24 hours in Romeo and Juliet’s lives. Desperation and melancholy draw to a tragic cataclysm as the young lovers choose to end their lives. This production, directed by Christof Loy
Read more and conducted by Fabio Luisi, originates in Zurich, and was wonderfully received by both audiences and critics. Joyce DiDonato dazzles in the role of Romeo alongside Ukrainian soprano Olga Kulchynska, who plays Giulietta.

Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, dts 5.1
Subtitles: German, English, French
Region Code: 0 (Worldwide)
Running Time: 139 mins
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Works on This Recording

I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Alexei Botnarciuc (Voice), Olga Kulchynska (Voice), Roberto Lorenzi (Bass),
Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano), Benjamin Bernheim (Tenor), Gieorgij Puchalski (Voice)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Zurich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 

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