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Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - Friday, June 23, 2006

Bellini's I capuleti e i MontecchiThe Istituto announces a concert opera presentation of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues), by Chamber Opera DC. I Capuleti e i Montecchi is an Italian opera by Vincenzo Bellini. The libretto by Felice Romani was a reworking of a the story of Romeo and Juliet for an opera by Nicola Vaccai called Giulietta e Romeo. This was based on Italian sources rather than taken directly from Shakespeare. Bellini was persuaded to write the opera for the 1830 carnival season at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, with only a month and a half available for composition. The first performance of I Capuleti e i Montecchi was on March 11, 1830.

Cast includes: Meghan McCall (Giulietta), Jose Sacin (Romeo), Alvaro Rodriguez (Tebaldo), Matthew Osifchin (Lorenzo) and Bryan Jackson (Cappelio) / David Ballena, pianist

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Information

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - Friday, June 23, 2006

Time: 8:00 pm

Venue: Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts, 1700 Kalorama Road NW, Washington, DC

Organized by: Chamber Opera of DC

Information: Tickets: $ 20.00. For more information and to purchase online visit www.chamberopera.org

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