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For the first time in 50 years, English National Opera stages Puccini's 'American opera' - and there are 10 pairs of tickets to be won.
Puccini described The Girl of the Golden West as ‘a second Bohème, only stronger, bolder and more spacious’, and the music has all of the lyrical beauty, soaring melodies and ambitious orchestration for which the composer is justly renowned.
Set in the American Wild West during the Californian gold rush, this is a powerful story about saloon-bar owner Minnie and a community of miners who have all put their lives on hold in search of a better future.
One day a handsome stranger enters their isolated world with Minnie’s world turned upside down as she discovers a deep, passionate love for this mystery man. As is often the way, the course of true love doesn’t run smooth, as Minnie’s devotion for him is tested to the full, forcing her to lay everything on the line to secure their happiness.
This compelling new production features an all-star cast, including the welcome return to ENO of internationally renowned soprano, Susan Bullock as Minnie. Alongside her are baritone Craig Colclough, who plays Sheriff Jack Rance and celebrated tenor, Peter Auty, as her lover Dick Johnson.
Classic FM has 10 pairs of tickets to be won for this fantastic performance. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the question below.
The Girl of the Golden West, London Coliseum, 2 October - 1 November 2014. For more information and to book tickets click here.