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Saturday, May 24, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, Puccini: La Fanciulla del West, May 24, 2014

  

La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the West) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Guelfo Civinini  and Carlo Zangarini, based on the play The Girl of the Golden West by the American author David Belasco. Fanciulla followed Madama Butterfly, which was also based on a Belasco play. Fanciulla displays influences from composers Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky and Richard Strauss, without being in any way imitative. Conductor Arturo Toscanini who conducted the premier called the opera a "great symphonic poem". This Decca 1958 recording stars Renata Tebaldi and Mario del Monaco. Franco Capuana conducts.

 

 

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08pm
G. Puccini: La Fanciulla del West BUY Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma; Franco Capuana, conductor Tebaldi / Del Monaco
10:00pm
10:44pm
Ponchelli: La Gioconda ; Fernando Prevatalli, conductor
11:00pm
11:16pm
Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus Gala concert BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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