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I Capuleti e i Montecchi

This revival of I Capuleti e i Montecchi uses the same set as the one by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Sadly the  production is showing its age - with limited movements and deserted sets. All is not lost, as we had two exceptional leads at this production at the Royal Opera. Elina Garanca (Romeo) was boyish and passionate; Anna Netrebko (Giulietta) was equally passionate - both had exceptional voices for their roles. The audience was overwhelmed by how they carried the drama - and so did I. Sir Mark was at the helm in the pit keeping the tempi moving and lingering for those sensational moments.

Bryn Terfel (singing Dutchman at the moment) sat among the audience in the Amphitheatre that evening to the astonishment of fellow opera goers. And it looked as if he enjoyed the performance too.


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