The ‘Megaron’ Athens Concert Hall is to host a production of Vincenzo Bellini’s classic opera “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” (The Capulets and the Montagues) for six nights, starting next week on November 13.
In his romantic bel-canto masterpiece, Vincenzo Bellini tells his version of the immortal story of Romeo and Juliet, Verona’s star crossed lovers.
This will be the first time that the opera, filled with Bellini’s wonderful, endless melodies, will be presented by the Greek National Opera in co-production with Arena di Verona and the celebrated Teatro La Fenice, where it premiered in 1830. Romeo’s part, which was initially written for a woman’s voice (breeches role), like it was still usual at the time, will be alternately performed by Irini Karaianni and Mary-Ellen Nesi.
Loukas Karytinos will conduct the Greek National Opera orchestra and chorus for six shows in the Athens Megaron on November 13, 14, 15, 18, 20 and 21.