Opera Cheat Sheet: I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Listen to our light-hearted overview of Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto tour de force, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, which is this week’s San Francisco Opera broadcast airing on Classical 91.7 Saturday at noon.

In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss Bellini’s rarely-performed I Capuleti e i Montecchi, a non-Shakespearian treatment of the story of Romeo and Juliet and the devastating effect their families’ feud has on their young lives.  You can hear the San Francisco Opera production of I Capuleti e i Montecchi Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.