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La Fanciulla del West by Puccini @Metropolitan Opera, New York

October 4 - October 27

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Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Puccini’s “American” opera, based on David Belasco’s play The Girl of the Golden West, had its glamorous and highly publicized world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, with the composer in the audience. The drama is set during the California Gold Rush, and the girl of the title is one of Puccini’s most appealing heroines—a strong, independent woman determined to win the man she loves. Although it fell out of favor with audiences for a few decades following its original success, Fanciulla has rebounded in popularity in recent years and is now counted among Puccini’s best works.

CONDUCTOR – Marco Armiliato

MINNIE – Eva-Maria Westbroek

DICK JOHNSON – Yusif Eyvazov / Jonas Kaufmann

NICK – Carlo Bosi

JACK RANCE – Željko Lučić

SONORA – Michael Todd Simpson

ASHBY – Matthew Rose

JAKE WALLACE – Oren Gradus



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October 27
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