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Opera La Fanciulla Del West live transmission from MET NY

Hosted by the Consul of the Mexico City Music Lovers Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 27 Oct 11:55 - 16:00

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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 (it) and Carlo Zangarini (it), 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. The opera has fewer of the show-stopping highlights that are characteristic of other Puccini works, but is admired for its impressive orchestration and for a score that is more melodically integrated than is typical of his previous work. Fanciulla displays influences from composers Claude Debussy and Richard Strauss, without being in any way imitative. Similarities between the libretto and the work of Richard Wagner have also been found, though some attribute this more to the original plot of the play, and have asserted that the opera remains quintessentially Italian.

The opera had a successful and highly publicised premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, in Protected content . Nevertheless, while Puccini deemed it one of his greatest works, La fanciulla del West has become a less popular opera within the composer's repertoire, drawing a mixed public reception overall. Despite the plot being a source of significant criticism, the majority of academics and musicians agree in calling it a magnum opus, particularly lauding its craftmanship. The conductor of the work's premiere, Arturo Toscanini, called the opera a "great symphonic poem".

One hour before the performance those interested in getting this Opera interpretation for free can attend at "Lunario" where usually master "Vela" gives the Opera interpretation and then you can move to Auditorio Nacional to buy your ticket if you havent bought it yet...a few regulars from InterNations already have our season Opera ticket, so will not be possible to seat aside, but those who come last minute to buy their tickets usually buy these at first floor and I am not sure what the cost this time will be but something around Protected content in First floor.

If I dont get to see you at 11:30 at Protected content then text me on whatsapp to meet inside in one of the intermediates.

Ladies, girls, if this is going to be your first time, make sure you bring warm comfortable clothes, it doesnt matter if outside is hot and sunny, inside will be chilly because of air condition ok.