A Difficult Score
The new critical edition of
Puccini's 'La Fanciulla del West',
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
There was a rather special world premiere at La Scala on 3 May: a well known opera, Puccini's La Fanciulla del West in its recently published critical edition. M&V has often reviewed La Fanciulla del West, especially on the occasion of the centenary of its opening ('Eyes Tight Shut', 22 July 2010 and 'A Marvellous Job', 29 December 2010).
The world premiere took place in the huge Metropolitan Opera House in West 34th Street, New York on 10 December 1910. The theatre was packed; critics had come from all over the USA and, by transatlantic liners, from Europe (including some from very distant Australia)...
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