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Giulietta


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1 (Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi). See Capulet, Juliet (2).

2 (Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann). (This scene was omitted from the première.) Sop. In Venice, Hoffmann falls in love with her. The magician Dappertutto promises her a diamond if she obtains for him Hoffmann's soul. Hoffmann kills a rival, takes the key to Giulietta's room, but sees her floating away in a gondola with someone else. Duet (with Nicklausse): Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (‘Beautiful night, O night of love’)—the famous Barcarolle. Creator (?1905) not traced.

Subjects: Opera.


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