Bellini’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet goes beyond the Shakespeare’s drama and takes up the Italian sources of the myth. The dispute between the two families becomes a real war. In the same title chosen by Bellini, the names of families overshadow those of the characters, while the conflict poisons his passion.
Director Robert Carsen situates the lyrical expression of these lives inextricably intertwined in an austerely decorated illuminated by his burning love. A love transcended by tender and dreamy score by Bellini.