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Wagner Das Liebesverbot & Bellini I Capuleti et I Montecchi

Glimmerglass Opera Festival, New York, July 5- August 24, 2008.

The 2009 Glimmerglass Festival had a Shakespeare theme and  included Wagner's Das Liebesverbot , based on Measure for Measure and heavily influenced by Italian opera of the time and Bellini's I Capuleti et I Montecchi, which is the same story as Romeo and Juliet but based on other sources.  

The two operas have a further link in that Wagner, initially at any rate, admired Bellini's operas ("Bellini: A Word in Season", 1837) and although, nearly 40 years later ( "The Destiny of Opera", 1871 ) he was rather less fulsome, describing I Capuleti et I Montecchi as "utterly threadbare",  yet he could still recall the vivid impression that Schröder-Devrient had made in the role of Romeo.    Wagner also wrote about his opera in an article in 1871, see  http://users.belgacom.net/wagnerlibrary/prose/wagliebe.htm .

 

 Wagner's Das Liebesverbot

Friedrich Mark Schnaible

Isabella Claudia Waite

Claudio Richard Cox

Mariana Holli Harrison

Luzio Ryan MacPherson

Dorella Lauren Skuce

Brighella Kevin Glavin

Pontio Pilato Joseph Gaines*

Antonio Zach Borichevsky

Angelo Todd Boyce*

Danieli Robert Kerr

 

*Member of Glimmerglass Opera's 2008

Young American Artists Program.

Conductor Corrado Rovaris

Director Nicholas Muni

Sets John Conklin

Costumes Kaye Voyce

Lighting Mark McCullough

Hair & Makeup Anne Ford-Coates

Projected Titles Kelley Rourke

 

Mariana and Isabella
© 2008 Cory Weaver/ Glimmerglass Opera  

 

Dorella, Marianna and Luzio
© 2008 Cory Weaver/ Glimmerglass Opera  

 

Julio, Claudio, Friedrich and Luzio
© 2008 Cory Weaver/ Glimmerglass Opera  

 

Das Liebesverbot
© 2008 Cory Weaver/ Glimmerglass Opera

 

 Bellini I Capuleti et I Montecchi

Romeo Sandra Piques Eddy
            (some performances  Emily Righter*)
Giulietta Sarah Coburn
Capellio
Christopher Job
Tebaldo
John Tessier
Lorenzo Soon young Park

*Member of Glimmerglass Opera's 2008
Young American Artists Program.

Conductor David Angus
Director
Anne Bogart
Sets John Conklin
Costumes James Schuette
Lighting
Christopher Akerlind
Hair & Makeup Anne Ford-Coates
Projected Titles Kelley Rourke

 

Giulietta and Romeo (Emily Righter)
© 2008 Cory Weaver/ Glimmerglass Opera  

Lorenzo, Tebaldo and Capellio
© 2008 Cory Weaver/ Glimmerglass Opera  

 

Romeo (Sandra Piques Eddy)
© 2008 Cory Weaver/ Glimmerglass Opera  

 

Romeo (Sandra Piques Eddy), Giulietta and Tebaldo
© 2008 Cory Weaver/ Glimmerglass Opera  

 

 

 

Page initially published in  2008