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Articles tagged with "La fanciulla del West"

Living the American Dream: How opera has embraced and attacked a national ethos

1 September 2014

From cheerful go-getting lumberjacks to a city of hedonism in the desert, lyric theatre has long confronted the ideals of the USA.

How Puccini used music to portray settings

21 May 2014

From Nagasaki harbour to the wide-open plains of Louisiana, Puccini was a master of evoking a sense of place.

What is it about Puccini?

16 February 2014

Puccini's operas are some of the world's most loved. We look at what makes his music so appealing.