Vincenzo Bellini

An opera tragedy in two acts
Set designer:
Philippe Miesch
Costume design:
Belinda Radulović
Light design:
Frank Van Laecke / Jasmin Šehić
Lukas Zuschlag
Assistant conductor:
Jakob Barbo
Assistants to director:
Simona Pinter / Camelia Clair
Assistant choreographer:
Monica Maja Dedović
Language editor:
Marja Filipčič Redžić
GIULIETTA: Nina Dominko
Chorus master:
Željka Ulčnik Remic
Gregor Traven
Operni zbor i orkestar Opere i baleta Slovenskog narodnog gledališča Ljubljana
Kayoko Ikeda / Višnja Kajgana / Irena Zajec / Marina Đonlić
Dejan Gebert / Urška Švara Kafol
Orchestra manager:
Bojan Gombač
Stage manager:
Tomaž Čibej

9 April 2022

Guest performance by the Opera and Ballet of the Slovenian National Theatre in Ljubljana


Romeo and Juliet are an inexhaustible inspiration, and Bellini recreated this famous story of the lovers who paid for their passion with their lives. He strove for clarity and melodic elegance, sharpening the close connection between music and words, and reaching the audience with charm and strong vocal melodies for which he has remained famous. I Capuleti e i Montecchi differs from Shakespeare’s version; Bellini does not convey the whole story, but rather the last moments of the famous lovers’ lives, their last day. The sense of melancholy and sadness unfolds in a stunning ending. The opera thus lacks the legendary balcony scene, but has one of the most fascinating final scenes of the opera repertoire. Director Frank Van Laecke places Bellini’s version of Shakespeare’s tragedy in a photo studio in 1950s Verona, where the godfather of the Capuleti clan invites all of his loved ones to create a family portrait. A gunshot is fired; Capuleti’s son dies; the overture begins. Accompanied by Bellini’s music, revenge is looming…


The performance lasts approximately two and a half hours, with one intermission.

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