La Fanciulla del West - Encore Broadcast
Estimated Run Time 3hrs 22mins
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek is Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West. She sings alongside with the heralded star tenor Jonas Kaufmann, in the role of Dick Johnson, the outlaw she loves. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance and Marco Armiliato conducts.
Puccini’s “American” opera, based on David Belasco’s play The Girl of the Golden West, is counted among Puccini’s best works. The drama is set during the California Gold Rush, and the girl of the title is one of Puccini’s most appealing heroines—a strong, independent woman determined to win the man she loves.
Sung in Italian
The Met Opera Live in HD at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre proudly presents the new 2018-19 Met Opera season broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This Emmy Award-winning series broadcasts live and encore transmissions using our new Vivitek, 18-Lumen, state-of-the-art, smartek, HD projector.
All operas are sung in the original language with English subtitles. The run times listed include either one or two half hour intermissions, depending on the opera. Casting and titles are subject to change.