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La Fanciulla Del West

  • Ellie Caulkins Opera House 1385 Curtis Street Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

La Fanciulla del West is based on
American author, David Balisco’s, The
Girl of the Golden West. This symphonic
poem by Giacomo Puccini premiered
in New York in 1910, and has been
incredibly popular ever since. The story
was originally set near a California gold
mining camp in the mid-1800s. However,
Opera Colorado has transported the
story to Colorado through collaborations
with the Denver Public Library and
History Colorado. Historical photos will
become a powerful video backdrop for
the wild and tempestuous story. Many
academics and musicians agree that
this is Puccini’s greatest work.

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