September 29 - October 19

The Capulets and the Montagues

San Francisco Opera
By Jason Victor Serinus

Bellini's <em>Capulets and the Montagues</em>Based on the Italian story that yielded Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this opera features some exquisite arias, especially Giulietta’s “Oh quante volte” from Act 1. But mainly it’s an ensemble opera, in which the partnership of the superb mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the “it’s about time we heard her” soprano Nicole Cabell could potentially take your breath away. Throw in the debut of tenor Saimir Pirgu, the eagerly awaited return of bass Eric Owens, and the gifted Adler baritone Ao Li, not to mention a new production, and there’s every reason to grab this one.

Jason Victor Serinus is a professional whistler and lecturer on opera and vocal recordings. He is editor of Psychoimmunity and the Healing Process: A Holistic Approach to Immunity & AIDS, and he has written about music for Opera News, Opera Now, American Record Guide, Stereophile, Carnegie Hall Playbill, Gramophone, AudioStream, San Francisco Magazine, Stanford Live, Bay Area Reporter, and other publications.

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The Capulets and the Montagues

    The Capulets and the Montagues

    • Organization: San Francisco Opera
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    • Date: Wed October 3, 2012 7:30pm
    • Price Range: $27 - $340
    • Tickets: (415) 864-3330
    Additional Dates:
    Sat September 29, 2012 8:00pm
    War Memorial Opera House
    Thu October 11, 2012 7:30pm
    War Memorial Opera House
    Sun October 14, 2012 2:00pm
    War Memorial Opera House
    Tue October 16, 2012 8:00pm
    War Memorial Opera House
    Fri October 19, 2012 8:00pm
    War Memorial Opera House

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