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How the West Was Won

STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.

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Met general manager Giulio Gatti-Casazza, director David Belasco, conductor Arturo Toscanini and Puccini at the time of the Metropolitan Opera's 1910 world premiere of Fanciulla
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La Fanciulla del West, the life-affirming rescue opera written for the "new world," had its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera one hundred years ago, on December 10, 1910. It is not only a fasci...

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