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Bellini - I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Luciano Acocella, Patrtzia Ciofi, Clara Polito) [2006]

Bellini - I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Luciano Acocella, Patrtzia Ciofi, Clara Polito) [2006]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch). (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.63 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 136 min | +3% Recovery

This is the version of I Capuleti e i Montecchi made for La Scala, where it was first staged on 26th December 1830, featuring two female voices in the roles of Romeo and Juliet. This opera is usually performed with a tenor as Romeo, but at La Scala Bellini found a different singing troupe which obliged him to cast not the en travesti warrior of Rossinian manner (like Tancredi, Arsace, Malcolm) but a wholly female Romeo, ardent and authoritative yet at the same time languid, sensual and soft. The choice of this Capuleti at the 2005 Martina Franca Festival was also dictated by the availability of Patrizia Ciofi. This great specialist of romantic belcanto had never been offered the role of Giulietta in Capuleti, a role which is absolutely ideal for her vocal talents.
Before, Between, and Beyond: Three Decades of Dance Writing

Before, Between, and Beyond: Three Decades of Dance Writing by Joan Acocella
English | 1 May 2007 | ISBN: 0299221504 | 376 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Sally Banes has been a pre-eminent critic and scholar of American contemporary dance, and "Before, Between, Beyond" spans more than thirty years of her prolific work. Beginning with her first published review and including previously unpublished papers, this collection presents some of her finest works on dance and other artistic forms.