Play for voice and string quartet composed in 1993 by Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet. It is a concept piece consisting of twenty songs about Julieta Capuletti.
Elvis Costello, in his full score, tells about the existence of an unusual professor at an academy in Verona who for several years answered letters that were addressed to the protagonist of William Shakespeare's play; Perhaps the professor simply answered academic questions, letters of solidarity with other disappointed lovers, or answers to complaints about being forced to marry in an arranged marriage; at some point the press published this secret letters.
Whatever the content in these letters, and their responses, provided inspiration for the composition of these alternately comical, biting, and sad songs, evoking sadistic humor and gloomy beauty, after all, these people were writing to an imaginary woman and also deceased.
Elena Rivera and El Cuarteto Latinoamericano present twelve of the twenty songs originally composed by Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet, selected for their representativeness in the play and their beauty.