Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

 

Ensemble

Expanding the Tale

Charles Gounod's 'Roméo et Juliette',
enjoyed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

The story of Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. For example, its plot is related to that of the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses. In 1456, Masuccio Salernitano wrote a similar story, which he called Mariotto and Gianozza, and in 1530 Luigi da Porto adapted the latter for his setting of Giulietta e Romeo.

The tale was first seen in English as a 1562 narrative poem called The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke...

Copyright © 30 November 2012 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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SHAKESPEARE

ROMEO AND JULIET

CHARLES GOUNOD

ARIZONA OPERA

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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