La Fanciulla Del West

January 8, 2011 by Post Team 

La Fanciulla Del West, The Met: Live in HD invites you to discover a tradition of American opera watching a performance of “La Fanciulla del West” a century after its first debuted on stage at the Metropolitan Opera.

Giacomo Puccini’s Wild West opera diva Deborah Voigt American stars in the title role as “the daughter of the West” and is being conducted by Nicola Luisotti. The performances mark the 100th anniversary of the 1910 world premiere of the opera at the Met.

“La Fanciulla del West” was not heard at the Met since 1993. Deborah Voigt and Marcello Giordani debuts role of business as Minnie and Dick Johnson, while Lucio Gallo takes the role of Sheriff Jack Rance.

The performance will be projected live at Roxy Theater in Potsdam 13 hours on Saturday, January 8, 2011, with a reminder that to 13 hours Sunday, January 30. The running time is approximately three hours and 10 minutes with two intermissions.

Set in the Sierra Madre mountains of California during the gold rush of 1849 and 1850, the opera follows Minnie, the handsome bartender and keeper of the Polka Saloon, who falls in love with Dick Johnson and newcomer must save a company by winning a poker game. The opera is based on a play called “The Girl of the Golden West” by David Belasco, and is conducted in Italian.

In a recent opinion from the New York Times, Anthony Tommasini said: “The soprano Deborah Voigt, in a role that suits his big, clear voice and warm character, sings the brave, armed to the teeth, good heart saloon owner Minnie, sister of replacing a team driller forty-niners who creep into brawls on his attentions. The tenor Marcello Giordani gives her husky, passionate voice to the role of Italian Ramerrez, alias Dick Johnson, a mysterious villain and a lost soul, who sees the sweet, Minnie intrepid as his means to redemption. … It was a remarkable performance. ”

In the North Country, SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music and JS Cinemas sponsor of the 2010-11 season of The Met: Live in HD. Music lovers and novices can watch the live staging of the scene metropolitan New York, where high-definition cameras capture the action and dramatic music is presented in surround sound, with English subtitles, thanks at The Met: Live in HD.

The Metropolitan Opera The Met: Live in HD series has won both over 2.2 million Peabody and Emmy Awards and has sold tickets throughout the world during the 2009-10 season. For the upcoming season fifth, The Met: Live in HD will be expanded to 1,500 theaters, adding Egypt, Portugal and Spain to its network of 46 participating countries.

Ticket prices for the series are the lowest available in the country: $ 18 for adults and 15 seniors and 12 for students and young age of 18 and 9 years old.

Tickets are available by calling the Community Performance Series Box Office at (315) 267-2277 or visit the Roxy Theater and Music Video & Northern in downtown Potsdam or the CPS Box Office in the lobby Sara M. Snell Music Theater. You can also book your tickets online by visiting

For more information on the 2010-11, The Met: Live in HD season, visit the Metropolitan Opera in / METOP / broadcast / hd_events_next.aspx. To learn more about the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, visit / crane.

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