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“A Note on Opera”: Giacomo Puccini’s “The Girl of the Golden West”

Sunday, February 17, 2019
1:30 pm3:30 pm
Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, 1201 Peachtree St. NE, 400 Colony Square, Suite 1104

Join our first exploration of a work by Giacomo Puccini, his 1912 “La fanciulla del West” [The Girl of the Golden West]. It’s his “American opera,” set in California during the Gold Rush and written for the Metropolitan Opera; it ultimately inspired countless film scores. It’s also one of his few operas without a tragic ending, with the lovers riding off together into the sunrise.

To be taught in English by David Kerr. No pre-existing knowledge of either music or Italian is required.