Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Girl of the Golden West

Conductor:  Nicola Luisotti
Production:  Giancarlo Del Monaco

Minnie:  Deborah Voigt
Dick Johnson:  Marcello Giordani
Jack Rance:  Lucio Gallo
Sonora: Dwayne Croft
Wowkle:  Ginger Costa-Jackson

From California to the Metropolitan Opera, thank you for this spectacular presentation of our opera, Puccini's La Fanciulla del West from 2011.  There's something about sitting home alone with no distractions, with the faces so near to ones own face that makes the performances seem so present, so alive and personal. 

I have never loved Deborah Voigt this much.  This is her masterpiece.  She becomes this character as no one else.  There is intensity and joy throughout the cast.  Thank you all.  Life is better.

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