Puccini's La Fanciulla del West Opera at the Bethanie Cowshed Theatre
  • Date

    2019-05-18

  • Time

    16:30- 21:00

  • Address

    the Bethanie Cowshed Theatre 139 PokFuLam Road Pok Fu Lam

  • Price

    $700

  • Teacher / Host

    No Teacher

Min. number of participants to launch: 12

last day to register: 2019-05-15

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) was immensely popular in his own lifetime. His operas are celebrated for their mastery of detail, sensitivity to everyday subjects, copious melody, and economy of expression.

 

The Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1910 was the world premiere of Puccini’s “American” opera, based on David Belasco’s play “The Girl of the Golden West.”  It was a glamorous and highly publicized world premiere at the MET, with the composer in the audience. The drama is set during the California Gold Rush, and the girl of the title is one of Puccini’s most appealing heroines—a strong, independent woman determined to win the man she loves. 

The opera unfolds in the mountains of California in 1849–50. The out dated presence of a Pony Express rider and a Wells Fargo agent would indicate a date after 1860,  historically not accurate, but this is not the goal the tale is. Puccini was enchanted with David Belasco’s fictional setting, in his play, “The Girl of the Golden West,” written and produced on Broadway by Belasco (1853–1931) with its combination of mythic and grittily realistic elements.  Puccini used this play for the libretto of LaFanciulla.Belasco also authored and produced Madame Butterfly, which Puccini set just before LaFanciulla.

 

  • Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
  • Set & Costume Designer:  Michael Scott
  • Minnie, performed by:  Eva-Maria Westbroek
  • Dick Johnson performed by:  Jonas Kaufmann

 

Come join other Mozaic members and guests to view the re-broadcasted, live version from the New York Metropolitan Opera House, Puccini’s American opera, “La Fanciulla del West.”  The opera will be re-screened for us in HD and Dolby sound, in the comfortable Bethanie Theatre. Enjoy the show, enrich your opera knowledge, satisfy your taste buds and discuss the story with other Mozaic members during the dinner break.  What better way to spend the a nice Saturday night in May?
 
When?   Saturday, 18 May 2019
Where?   The Bethanie, Cowshed Theatre, 139 PokFuLam Road
 
Welcome Drink:  4:30 – 5:00 pm
Act I to start at: 5:00 pm
Buffet Dinner between: 6:20 – 7:05 pm

Short intermission between:  8:10 – 8:20 pm

Performance Ends:  9:10 pm
 
Enjoy some delicious warm food served during the first intermission, along with a lively discussion of La Fanciulla del West’s first act. All food will be served using china & glassware:  Menu below:

  • Roast Pork Neck with Mushroom Sauce 
  • Eggplant Cannelloni with Tomato Sauce 
  • Grilled and marinated Vegetables with Burrata 
  • Spinach Quiche with Mushrooms and sun dried Tomatoes 
  • Caesar Salad with Laugen bretzel chips 
  • Apple Crumble with Custard Sauce 
  • Fruit Skewers
  • 2-glasses of red or rose wine served with dinner
  • Still or sparkling water and OJ



Cost for the evening event includes entrance ticket, dinner & drinks:

  • Mozaic members price:  HK$ 700 
  • non-Mozaic member’s price:  HK$ 880

 

For Mozaic members, please click "Join Now" button to sign up the event.

 

Non-members, please click below PayPal button to join:

Non-Members & Guests

 

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, 15 May 2019, noontime if you would like to join us!

 

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