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Puccini: La Fanciulla del West - Alessandro Luciano (tenor); Alexander K÷peczi (bass); Alexandru Suciu (baritone); Amitai Pati (tenor);...
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  1. La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera
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La fanciulla del West (or "The Girl of the Golden West"), is not one of Puccini's more often performed operas. It's hard to understand why not, given that the opera's Old West setting ought to be ideal for introducing new audiences to the form. The story comes complete with a bar called the Polka Saloon; its gun-toting owner, Minnie, in the lead role; cheating at poker; a "doo-dah"-singing chorus of gold miners' and much more. Perhaps it lacks the kind of single instantly recognizable moment heard in other Puccini operas, ...

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Puccini: La Fanciulla del West 2021, PentaTone Classics

UPC: 827949077869

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