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20172799
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20172799

Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi

By Claudio Abbado

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By Claudio Abbado, Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bolagna, Giacomo Aragall, Margherita Rinaldi, Nicola Zaccarie, Walter Monachesi, and Luciano Pavarotti. By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Classical. 2 listening CDs. Published by Naxos (NX.IDIS6709-6710).

Item Number: NX.IDIS6709-6710

For this record of 1966 we can easily use the word "legendary" for defining it; with Claudio Abbado as conductor, Giacomo Aragll in the role of Romeo, and Luciano Pavarotti in the role of Tebaldo. This performance seems a competition of talents with the result of giving a new life to the one of the most complete and beautiful sheet music by Bellini. I Capuleti e i Montecchi must be rightly included among the greatest masterpieces of romantic italian melodramma of the the first half of XIX century; this exceptional opera is not considered as it worth only by a musical critic submitted by to the german canons. The role of Romeo was composed for "en travesti " soprano and nowadays is normal that this opera has been successfully performed in the original version with a unique poetry and refinement for the role of Romeo performed by a young Argall. Pavarotti e la Rinaldi are not less as Tebaldo and Juliet. This is a do not miss double CD for all opera lovers.

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