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MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY TEATRO NUOVO: BELLINI’S I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Montclair State University- Alexander Kasser Theater
Montclair University- Alexander Kasser Theater on July 21st at 3:00pm.
Teatro Nuovo presents Bel Canto classics and rarities with a period-instrument orchestra and a performing style the Wall Street Journal calls “transformative.” Vincenzo Bellini had no plans to write a Romeo and Juliet opera, but when last-minute circumstances led him to the story, it proved the perfect match for his gift of endless melody. The resulting work quickly spread to every opera-loving city in the world, and produced what Philip Gossett called the most moving final scene in all of Italian opera.

Pre-opera serenade at 1:30pm: Music for Romeo and Juliet by Vaccai, Zingarelli, Tchaikovsky, and Stephen Foster.

Pre-opera lecture at 2:00pm: Will Crutchfield introduces “I Capuleti e i Montecchi.”