The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West
Run Time: 225 Minutes
From October 4-27, Giacomo Puccini’s Wild West epic La Fanciulla del West, otherwise known as The Girl Of The West, will be performed by a cast including soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as the heroine alongside tenor Jonas Kaufmann and baritone Željko Lučić. Conducted by Marco Armiliato, the drama is set during the Gold Rush in California and based on the play The Girl Of The Golden West by David Belasco. La Fanciulla del West, which premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1910, follows the story of Minnie, a saloon owner who falls for outlaw Dick Johnson, with tragic consequences.