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On Vibrant Form

Bellini's 'I Capuletti e I Montecchi'
at the Buxton Festival,
recommended by MIKE WHEELER

 

Buxton Festival's nod to this year's Shakespeare commemorations takes the oblique form of Bellini's treatment of the Romeo and Juliet story (Buxton Opera House, Buxton, UK, 9 July 2016). I Capuletti e I Montecchi is derived not from Shakespeare but from a variety of other sources (some of which Shakespeare drew on). So instead of just feuding between themselves, the Capulets and Montagus are on opposite sides of a civil war. We don't witness Romeo and Giulietta's first meeting, so we have to take their affair as a given...

Copyright © 18 July 2016 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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VINCENZO BELLINI

SHAKESPEARE

ROMEO AND JULIET

BUXTON FESTIVAL

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE

BUXTON

DERBYSHIRE

ENGLAND

UNITED KINGDOM

JONATHAN BEST

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