La Fanciulla del West (Act II).
Una parola sola ... Or Son Sei Mesi Che Mio Padre Mori.
After the success of his opera Madame Butterfly , Puccini returned to the source of its inspiration, David Belasco. Belasco, playwright for Madame Butterfly had also written The Girl of the Golden West, and Puccini selected that drama for his next opera. This opera was the first World premiere premiere for the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. It went on to be a huge success all over the United States. The Opera is set in California during the 1849 Gold Rush. Minnie the camp girl has fallen in love with Dick Johnson, who is really Ramerrez, a notorious bandit who is being hunted by Sheriff Jack Rance.
Carlo Cossutta (born on May 8 1932 in Santa Croce del Carso, in Trieste, Italy, and died Udine 22 January 2000 ) was an Italian opera tenor singer, renowned for his Otello (by Verdi), under the direction of Georg Solti.
Cossutta emigrated to Argentina where he initially worked as a furniture carpenter. After discovering his vocal capabilities he received tuition from Manfredo Miselli, Mario Melani and Arturo Wolken in Buenos Aires. He debuted professionally in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colón in 1958.
1977 recording with Margaret Price as Desdemona, Gabriel Bacquier as Iago; Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.
In the mid-70s he substituted for Placido Domingo in a San Francisco performance of Otello; Domingo returned the favor some years later.