V. Bellini

I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI
ARTSCAPE OPERA HOUSE

Wed 15 19:30 | Fri 17 19:30 | Sat 18 May 18:00

The legend of the feuding Capulets and Montagues of Verona came home to Italy in spectacular fashion with the premiere of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi in Venice in 1830. Drawing on the earliest versions of the Romeo and Juliet story (the source material for Shakespeare’s classic), Bellini chose to cast his star-crossed lovers as a soprano and mezzo-soprano; their sensuous duets, full of Bellini’s trademark long-breathed melodies, are highlights of this bel canto gem. Featuring a youthful cast drawn from the UCT Opera School and CTO’s Young Artist Programme, this new production will be conducted by Jeremy Silver, the Director of the UCT Opera School. Steven Stead directs, with designs by Michael Mitchell and Kobus Rossouw.

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IN COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN OPERA SCHOOL










Conductors Jeremy Silver
Director Steven Stead
Set and Costume Designer Michael Mitchell
Lighting Designer Kobus Rossouw

Giulietta – Brittany Smith, Ncumisa Garishe, Nombulelo Yende

Romeo – Ané Pretorius, Siphokazi Molteno, Thandiswa Mpongwana (u/s Emma Swanepoel)

Tebaldo – Makudupanyane Senaoana, Ongama Mhlontlo, Tylor Lamani

Lorenzo – Keanen Mitchell, Mixo Mashimbye, Niël Stapelberg

Capelio – Garth Delport, Haydn Henning, Thando Zwane

With Special Thanks to the Friends of Cape Town Opera, Italian Cultural Institute,
The Embassy of Italy in Pretoria and the City of Cape Town.