La fanciulla del West triumphs at the Vienna Staatsoper

La fanciulla del West triumphs at the Vienna Staatsoper

La fanciulla del West triumphs at the Vienna Staatsoper with Kaufmann and Stemme

Puccini’s La fanciulla del West, in its new production by Marco Arturo Marelli, features excellent singing from top to bottom, tight orchestral playing, beautiful lighting, and a decisive lack of cowboys, saloons and other “Wild West” clichés. Set in a modern-day mining village in the middle of somewhere vast and gorgeous, the production focuses on the social interplay and struggles of the miners. Not to worry, though – for those who worry about an overabundance of verisimilitude, our lovers do get carried away in the end by a larger-than-life hot-air balloon.
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Chanda VanderHart – pianist, chamber musician, art song accompanist, vocal coach.

In 2015, Chanda celebrates 15 years living in Vienna, Austria, the music capital of Europe where she has been acquiring a solid musical education, worked with world-class musicians and singers and developed exciting music related projects.


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