I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) is an Italian opera (Tragedia lirica) in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini. The libretto by Felice Romani was a reworking of the story of Romeo and Juliet for an opera by Nicola Vaccai called Giulietta e Romeo and based on the play of the same name by Luigi Scevola written in 1818, thus an Italian source rather than taken directly from William Shakespeare.

Original Name I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Librettist Felice Romani (Based on Luigi Scevola's play Giulietta e Romeo)
Premiered 1830, March 11th (Teatro La Fenice) in Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
First published 1830
Type Trag├ędie en musique (Musical Tragedy)
Spoken language Italian
Instruments Orchestra
Chorus/Choir
Voice (Tenor) - Tebaldo, betrothed to Giulietta
Voice (Bass) - Capellio, leader of the Capuleti, father of Giulietta
Voice (Bass) - Lorenzo, doctor and retainer of the Capuleti
Voice (Mezzo-Soprano) - (travesti) Romeo, leader of the Montecchi
Voice (Soprano) - Giulietta, in love with Romeo
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Autotranslations beta Vincenzo Bellini: The Capulets and the Montagues
Vincenzo Bellini: The Capulets and the Montagues
Vincenzo Bellini: The Capulets and the Montagues