The set and costume designs for an upcoming staging of V.Bellini's "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" are transferred to Kaunas State Music Theatre in Lithuania. Based on these drawings both the set and costumes are made in the workshops of the theatre. Delve into the world of models and drawings here:
The design has an image of a horse at its core, repeating in different forms throughout the opera. A horse as both a symbol of war and loyalty seems to fit in essence with the central conflict of the opera which is similar to Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet", a well known play based on the same sources. The bloody strife between the Capuleti and Montecchi can be seen as a sort of a chess game, where the most characteristic piece of two rival factions is a knight - also represented by a horse's head and neck.