Giulietta e Romeo

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For the opera by Nicola Vaccai, see Giulietta e Romeo (Vaccai). For the musical, see Giulietta e Romeo (musical).

Giulietta e Romeo is a dramma per musica by composer Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli with an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa after the 1530 novella of the same name by Luigi da Porto. The opera premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 30 January 1796.

Giulietta e Romeo was composed by Zingarelli in only eight days and it is considered by many scholars to be his best work. The opera remained a part of the Italian repertory well into the nineteenth century and the role of Romeo was a favourite vehicle for Maria Malibran until c 1830.[1]

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere Cast, January 30, 1796
(Conductor: - Luigi De Baillou )
Everardo Capellio tenor Adamo Bianchi
Giulietta mezzo-soprano/contralto Giuseppina Grassini
Romeo Montecchio soprano castrato Girolamo Crescentini
Teobaldo tenor Gaetano De Paoli
Gilberto soprano castrato Angelo Monanni "Manzoletti"
Matilde soprano Carolina Dinand
Members of the Capellio and Montecchio families

References[edit]

  1. ^ Original libretto for García family's American tour: Romeo and Giulietta; A Serious Opera. In Three Acts. As Performed at the New-York Theatre, New York, Murden (for the New-York Theatre), 1826 (accessible for free online at books.google); libretto: Romeo e Giulietta, London, Mallet, date not reported (cited at ItalianOpera.org). In both librettos Malibran appears as Romeo. Cf. also: (Italian) "I teatri". Giornale drammatico musicale e coreografico, Milano, Ferrario, 1828, Volume 2, Part. 1, p. 218 (accessible for free online as a Google ebook-gratis).

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