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La Fanciulla del West
Friends of Saffron Screen can use their existing log in details below to purchase tickets in advance.
BUY TICKETS 7pm Wednesday 31 October
Priority booking 18 June, on general sale 25 June
OPERA broadcast AS LIVE from the Metropolitan Opera in New York (recorded live on 27 October)
Puccini’s gunpowder western, starring Eva-Maria Westbroek and Jonas Kaufmann, returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini.
Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril. Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, La Fanciulla del West combines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of the gunslinging heroine, alongside Jonas Kaufmann as the outlaw who steals her heart. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Tickets: Full £20 Adult concessions £18 19-30 £16 18 & under £12.50
Running time: 3 hrs 20 mins (inc two intervals)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.