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Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West

opera • high-energy • romantic • United States
  • Filmed Performance
  • Met Opera on Demand
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • Free
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West - Met Opera on Demand | Thespie

Though less familiar than Puccini’s greatest hits, this action-packed tribute to the American Wild West, which received its world premiere at the Met in 1910, is every bit as compelling. Its sweeping, evocative score deftly captures the feel of a Gold Rush–era mining camp—the perfect place for a sweet-talkin’ bandit to fall for a gun-totin’ bar owner with an enormous soprano voice and a heart of gold.

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