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Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West / Voigt, Giordani, Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera


Release Date: 08/07/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001667909  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lucio GalloDeborah VoigtMarcello GiordaniKeith Miller,   ... 
Conductor:  Nicola Luisotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Deborah Voigt stars in the title role of Puccini's Wild West opera - in a spectacular performance seen live in cinemas worldwide as part of the Metropolitan Opera "Live in HD" series.

Giancarlo del Monaco's richly authentic production, with spectacular sets by Michael Scott, brings the Wild West to the Met stage with a panorama of colorful characters and live horses!

The DVD includes 25 minutes of bonus material: Introductions by Sondra Radvanovsky, Interviews with Deborah Voigt and Marcello Giordani, Animals onstage, B.H. Barry, "Fanciulla" at the Met and Nicola Luisotti, Deborah Voigt and Jim
Read more Blumenfeld, Gary Dietrich and Ray Menard, Lucio Gallo and Dwayne Croft.

“Thanks in large part to the stylish, nuanced and sensitive conducting of Nicola Luisotti, the score emerged as arguably Puccini's most subtly written and boldly modern music." – The New York Times

“I cannot think of a soprano who can sing any better this demanding role. What wins you over is Voigt's deep feeling for the character." – The New York Times

GIACOMO PUCCINI
La fanciulla del West
Production by Giancarlo del Monaco

Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, Lucio Gallo
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Nicola Luisotti

1 DVD Video
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS-HD 5.1
Subtitles: French/German/English
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Works on This Recording

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La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lucio Gallo (Baritone), Deborah Voigt (Soprano), Marcello Giordani (Tenor),
Keith Miller (Baritone), Dwayne Croft (Baritone), Ginger Costa-jackson (Mezzo Soprano),
Richard Bernstein (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicola Luisotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: Live 1/2011 
Venue:  Metropolitan Opera House, New York City 

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