Giulietta e Romeo – Nicola Vaccai (1825)
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in music
11. Giulietta e Romeo – Nicola Vaccai (1825)
Another Italian opera version was Vaccai's last major operatic success, although he went on to write another nine. In an 1832 performance of Bellini's 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi' in Bologna, the penultimate scene of Vaccai's opera was substituted for the last act of the Bellini opera. This was done at the request of the mezzo-soprano Maria Malibran, and became common practice during the remainder of the 19th century.