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Fanciulla del West

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Composer:

Giacomo Antonio Puccini

Librettist:

Guelfo Civinini, and Carlo Zangarini

Premiere:

10 December 1910, New York (Metropolitan Opera)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Fanciulla del West Synopsis

Libretto:

Fanciulla del West Libretto

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About the opera Fanciulla del West

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. Its highly-publicised premiere occurred in New York City in 1910. 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 shows the influence of the work of Claude Debussy and Richard Strauss without being in any way imitative.
La fanciulla del West was commissioned by, and first performed at, the Metropolitan Opera in New York on 10 December 1910 with Met stars Enrico Caruso and Emmy Destinn for whom Puccini created the leading roles of Dick Johnson and Minnie. Also in the cast was Pasquale Amato as Jack Rance. The Met's music director Arturo Toscanini conducted. This was the first world premiere of an opera at the Met,and it was initially well received in the United States. However, it was never quite as popular in Europe, except perhaps in Germany. There it enjoyed a triumphant premiere at the Deutsche Opernhaus in Berlin (now known as the Deutsche Oper) in March 1913, under the musical direction of Ignatz Waghalter.
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Roles in Fanciulla del West

Minnie Soprano
Ramerrez Tenor
Jack Rance Baritone
Nick Tenor
Ashby Bass
Sonora Baritone
Trin Tenor
Sid Baritone

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Arias from Fanciulla del West

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Laggiu nel Soledad ero piccina Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Minnie
2Che faranno i vecchi miei Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jake Wallace
3Minnie dalla mia casa son partito Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jack Rance
4Io son che una povera fanciulla Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramerrez
5Oh! se sapeste come il vivere e allegro Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Minnie
6Or son sei mesi Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramerrez
7Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramerrez