A Talk by Barbara Boganini on Tuscan Connections in American Music: Puccini, Amedeo Bassi, the US Tours of "La Fanciulla del West", January 21st.
A Talk by Barbara Boganini on Tuscan Connections in American Music: Giacomo Puccini, Amedeo Bassi, the US Tours of La Fanciulla del West, and the Reception of Italian Culture in the early 1900s in the United States, when Enrico Caruso was an acclaimed star of the Metropolitan Opera. Caruso premiered the role of Dick Johnson at the Met on December 10, 1910, Arturo Toscanini conducting. Bassi performed in US tours of Fanciulla, and premiered the same role outside of the US. At Villa Caruso - Bellosguardo, Lastra a Signa, Florence, Italy, Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 4:30 PM.