New Zealand’s brightest opera stars will celebrate their swansong performance on home soil in a fiery yet intimate production of one of the world’s best-known stories of thwarted love, Romeo and Juliet at the Mercury Theatre.
Award-winning singers Madison Nonoa and Filipe Manu will play the leads in Auckland Opera Studio’s two 90-minute, two-act production of the great and angry Vincenzo Bellini opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi.
Written in 1829 it is the story of Romeo & Juliet and the Libretto is from the from the Italian Giulietta e Romeo written two years before. It has remained a staple on the Opera Stages of the world since its first performance on the 11th of March, 1830.
This Opera, is full of drama, anger, courage, love and desperation as the two opposing Mafia families fight it out over the consequences of the proposed union (desired by Romeo and Juliet) of these historically opposed families.
A collaborative effort, it will result in a wonderful evening for the audience and a lovely enrichment to their lives, seeing a work of genius being brought to life again as it has done countless times in the world since its first performance on the 11th of March 1830.
Tickets to this spectacular production on 24 & 26 August are on sale now via iTicket.