Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Ciofi, Sacchi

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Federico Sacchi; Patrizia Ciofi; Danilo Formaggia; Nicola Amodio
The Bratislava Chamber Chorus
Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia/Luciano Acocella, conductor
Denis Krief, director

NTSC All Regions
DTS 5.1; PCM Stereo 2.0
Color Picture: 16:9 widescreen
Duration: 136 minutes
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese


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.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: January 01, 2011

  • Catalog Number: DYN-33504

  • UPC: 8007144335045

  • Label: Dynamic

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Composer: Vincenzo Bellini

  • Conductor: Luciano Acocella

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bratislava Chamber Chorus, Italian International Orchestra

  • Performer: Danilo Formaggia, Federico Sacchi, Nicola Amodio, Patrizia Ciofi


  1. I Capuleti e i Montecchi

    Composer: Vincenzo Bellini

    Ensemble: Bratislava Chamber Chorus, Italian International Orchestra

    Performer: Nicola Amodio (Tenor), Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano), Danilo Formaggia (Tenor), Federico Sacchi (Bass Baritone)

    Conductor: Luciano Acocella