Teatro Grattacielo to Present ‘Giulietta e Romeo at Festival of New York

By David Salazar

Teatro Grattacielo will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Zandonai’s “Giulietta e Romeo” at Battery Park City.

The opera, which will be presented as part of the inaugural Festival of New York, had its world premiere on Feb. 14, 1922 at the Constazi Theater in Rome. Audiences in New York will get to check it out on June 4 and 5, 2022.

The opera will be conducted by Christian Capocaccia and directed by Koroneos. It will star Eleni Calenos and Matthew Vickers as the doomed lovers with Franco Pomponi as Tebaldo and Spencer Hamlin as Il Cantore. Rounding out the cast will be Eric McKeever as Banditore.

“We chose Zandonai’s beautiful Giulietta e Romeo because it fits the architectural setting of the Wagner Pavilion and highlights an Italian operatic masterpiece that tells a story of eternal love – exactly the sentiment that many of us are in need of right now. We have assembled a world class international cast, while we are very happy to be bringing back the Grattacielo Orchestra,” said Stefanos Koroneos, the Executive and Artistic Director of Teatro Grattacielo, in an official press statement.