The first opera spaghetti western live from New York to Galway

The Metropolitan Opera’s 100th anniversary revival of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West will be transmitted to movie theatres worldwide, including the Eye Cinema in Galway, on Saturday, January 8 at 6pm as part of The Met: Live in HD series.

Deborah Voigt will sing the title role of Minnie in Giancarlo Del Monaco’s 1991 production, with Marcello Giordani as Dick Johnson (the disguised bandit Ramerrez ) and Lucio Gallo as the villainous sheriff Jack Rance.

Set in a mining camp during the California Gold Rush, saloon owner Minnie has her sights set on the mysterious Dick Johnson, and nothing—not horses, hangmen, or a high-stakes poker game—can keep her from finding true love.

This Met Live in HD production is the fourth brought to Ireland this season by Opera Ireland in association with RTE Lyric Fm and The Sunday Times. The audience in Galway will be part of an audience of thousands in 18 venues all over Ireland, and part of a huge worldwide live audience in more than 1,500 venues in 46 countries, all sharing the live experience with the Saturday matinee audience in the opera house at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. It’s the New York Met experience without airport security, baggage fees, and jetlag.

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