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Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West / Morandi, Stemme, Lundgren, Antonenko, Rygert

Puccini / Stemme / Lundgren / Antonenko
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2072598  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ola EliassonAleksandrs AntonenkoNina StemmeMichael Schmidberger,   ... 
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 23 Mins. 

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Puccini himself described La fanciulla del West as his best and most important work on the path to a new orchestral idiom. The opera plays in a gold-rush camp in America’s West. Director Christof Loy stages the opera as an early Hollywood Western and depicts the action surrounding the impossible but passionately erupting love story of Minnie and the most wanted criminal in the West as a psychologically finely honed character study of great suggestive power. Exactly 101 years after its dazzling world premiere at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Stockholm’s Royal Opera House presents an equally brilliant, modern-day interpretation of this
Read more rarely played opera with an outstanding cast. Singing the lead role is Nina Stemme who is one of today’s best youthfuldramatic sopranos. The sonorous baritone John Lundgren and the Italianate Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko can hardly be surpassed in charisma.

Picture Format: NTSC
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo · Dolby Digital 5.1
Region Code: 0 (all)
Subtitles : Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Running Time: 143
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Works on This Recording

La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ola Eliasson (Baritone), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Tenor), Nina Stemme (Soprano),
Michael Schmidberger (Bass), Niklas Bjorling Rygert (Tenor), John Lundgren (Baritone),
Karl Rombo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 

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