|Joyce DiDonato as Romeo in SF opera's 2012 production of The Capulets and the Montagues|
The unforgettable story of Romeo and Juliet is known by all. The fake death of Juliet done for happiness and the tragic fate of them both afterwards. On the other hand, not all of us know The Capulets and the Monatgues. This story is the original story on which Shakespeare based his Romeo and Juliet. The opera The Capulets and the Montagues, was written by Vincenzo Bellini. His music corresponds perfectly with all that is happening on stage. The audience sheds tears as Romeo drinks the poison and Juliet comes back to life.
The stunning cast included Mezzo Joyce DiDonato as Romeo and Soprano Nicole Cabell as Giulietta (Juliet). Eric Owens as Capellio (Lord Capulet) and Saimir Pirgu as Tebaldo, (Tybalt).