|Me with Austrian colleague|
So this week, my colleagues and I went over to see an Italian production of Romeo and Juliet (yes, the classic Shakespearean tragedy!) at the Royal Opera House Muscat. And it was simply fabulous.
|Romeo (Tenor, Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio)|
The protagonists of the tragic opera, based on the
libretto of Felice Romani, during that night were- Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio (Romeo), Rosanna Savoia (Juliet), Francesco Pittari (Tybalt), Paolo Battaglia (Capellio) & Dario Russo (Lorenzo).
The highlight for me in this opera was when Romeo was left alone with the body of Juliet. Thinking that Juliet was really dead, Romeo kept on lamenting how his life doesn't mean anything anymore and that he's going to follow Juliet in death. Then Juliet wakes up only to find that Romeo already drank the poison. Such tragic love story.
|Romeo encounters Capellio. Photo Credit: Khalid Al Busaid / ROHM|
But it was probably the ending that really awed and striked me, where a frame was slowly taken down and the cast looked like they were really in a painting.
|Romeo and Juliet Death Scene. Photo Credit: http://www.verona-in.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Capuleti.jpg|
I'm now looking forward to seeing more performances at the Royal Opera House and discover the joy of watching classical theater productions.
See related articles:
Royal Opera House Muscat: Romeo and Juliet Adaptation Adds Beauty to Tragic Opera Tale (Sarah MacDonald, Times of Oman). http://www.timesofoman.com/News/Article-31468.aspx
L’Arena di Verona porta I Capuleti e i Montecchi ain Oman alla Royal Opera House Muscat. http://www.gardanotizie.it/larena-di-verona-porta-capuleti-e-montecchi-ain-oman-alla-royal-opera-house-muscat/
Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio (Tenore). http://www.alessandroscottodiluzio.com/index.htm
Romeo Encounters Capellio. Khalid Al Busaid. ROHM. http://www.timesofoman.com/News/Article-31468.aspx
Romeo and Juliet Death Scene. http://www.verona-in.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Capuleti.jpg