Photo: courtesy of the Maryland Lyric Opera
Photo: courtesy of the Maryland Lyric Opera

The Maryland Lyric Opera presents Puccini’s La Fancuilla del West

When:
September 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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Where:
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
USA
Cost:
$35-$75
Contact:
The Strathmore
(301) 581-5100
The Maryland Lyric Opera presents Puccini’s La Fancuilla del West @ The Music Center at Strathmore | North Bethesda | Maryland | United States

Puccini’s rarely performed masterwork La Fanciulla del West is a romantic Western epic featuring one of opera’s greatest scores and richest orchestrations.

A special concert version on Sept. 14 includes renowned British soprano, Susan Bullock as the heroine Minnie, while tenor Jonathan Burton appears in one of his most celebrated roles, the bandit Dick Johnson. Washington National Opera veteran and acclaimed baritone Mark Delavan plays the sheriff Jack Rance.

The Saturday cast features American star soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs as Minnie, alongside Chinese tenor Yi Li as Dick Johnson, and Russian-American baritone Aleksey Bogdanov as Jack Rance.

Both casts are joined center stage by the 75-member Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra and Opera Chorus and conducted by esteemed Music Director Louis Salemno.