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Capuleti e i Montecchi, I (‘The Capuleti and the Montecchi’)locked

  • Simon Maguire,
  • Elizabeth Forbes
  •  and Julian Budden

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Tragedia lirica in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini to a libretto by Felice Romani; Venice, Teatro La Fenice, 11 March 1830.

Behind the libretto stand many Italian, ultimately Renaissance, sources rather than Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Collins 1982). Romani rewrote for Bellini the Giulietta e Romeo...

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