Puccini’s musical vision of the American West is vividly brought to life in the Met’s atmospheric production. Deborah Voigt is Minnie, the “girl of the golden west” and owner of a bar in a Californian mining camp. Marcello Giordani sings Dick Johnson, the bandit-turned-lover hunted by the cynical sheriff Jack Rance (Lucio Gallo), who wants Minnie for himself. Complete with whiskey-drinking cowboys, gunplay, a poker game, and a snowstorm, La Fanciulla del West is Puccini at his most colorful. Nicola Luisotti conducts the work, which the composer told The New York Times in 1910 he considered “the best of [his] operas.”
New York’s Metropolitan Opera in HD. Warwick Arts Centre’s screening of the best opera from New York. Please note, this is a recorded performance and will not be a live screening.