April 3 & 5, 2020

THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTAGUES

AN OPERA LOVE STORY REIMAGINED

OVERVIEW

New Production and Company Premiere
Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani
Performed in Italian with English supertitles

SUMMARY

Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece is a seldom-seen telling of Romeo and Juliet, the infamous “star-crossed lovers” engulfed by rival political factions on the brink of war. Most commonly known through Shakespeare but inspired here from writings of the Italian Renaissance, I Capuleti gives thrilling voice to one of the world’s most overwhelming and vital love stories. This new production by ONE Festival Artistic Director James Darrah is a dark and visually rich exploration of love and loss illuminated by a powerful ensemble of world-class artists, including the return of soprano Andriana Chuchman (2015 A Flowering Tree, 2017 Flight) as Juliet. Romeo is performed by the powerhouse mezzo soprano Daniela Mack in her festival debut.

CREATIVE TEAM

CHRISTOPHER ALLEN

Conductor
JAMES DARRAH

Director
YUKI IZUMIHARA

Scenic Designer
PABLO SANTIAGO

Lighting Designer
CHARLES NEUMANN

Costume Designer
ADAM LARSEN

Projection Designer
RONELL OLIVERI

Hair & Makeup Designer

CAST

ANDRIANA CHUCHMAN

Giulietta
DANIELA MACK

Romeo
JESUS GARCIA

Tebaldo
JEFFREY BERUAN

Capellio
MATTHEW BURNS

Lorenzo

PERFORMANCES

April 3, 2020 7:30 PM
April 5, 2020 2:00 PM

ORPHEUM THEATER

409 S 16th St.
Omaha, NE 68102

(402) 345-0606

www.omahaperformingarts.org