Tag Archives: SHAKESPEARE

"ΡΩΜΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΙΟΥΛΙΕΤΑ" ΣΤΗΝ ΚΛΑΣΙΚΗ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ

ΟΥΙΛΛΙΑΜ ΣΑΙΞΠΗΡ

«Romeo
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Juliet
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.»
—Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene V
 
 
 
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, No 35 Finale Act II

 
At least 24 operas have been based on Romeo and Juliet. The earliest, Romeo und Julie in 1776, a Singspiel by Georg Benda, omits much of the action of the play and most of its characters, and has a happy ending. It is occasionally revived. The best-known is Gounod’s 1867 Roméo et Juliette (libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré), a critical triumph when first performed and frequently revived today.Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi is also revived from time to time, but has sometimes been judged unfavourably because of its perceived liberties with Shakespeare; however, Bellini and his librettist, Felice Romani, worked from Italian sources—principally Romani’s libretto for an opera by Nicola Vaccai—rather than directly adapting Shakespeare’s play. 
Συνέχεια
Advertisements

Σχολιάστε

Filed under ΜΕΓΑΛΟΙ ΚΛΑΣΙΚΟΙ & ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ