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Puccini and The Girl: History and Reception of The Girl of the Golden West

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Set in the American West during the California Gold Rush, La fanciulla del West marked a significant departure from Giacomo Puccini's previous and best- known works. Puccini and the Girl is the first book to explore this important but often misunderstood opera that became the earliest work by a major European composer to receive an American premiere when it opened at New Y ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published December 15th 2004 by University of Chicago Press
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Glenn
Sep 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating look at Puccini's creative process in his and his librettist's own words. Beautifully done narrative that ties together original letters and dispatches into a comprehensive timeline of creating an opera.
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