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Puccini's THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST: Opera Classics by Burton D. Fisher

By Burton D. Fisher

A accomplished advisor to Puccini's the woman OF THE GOLDEN WEST, that includes insightful and intensive observation and research, and a whole, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by part.

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Inside the “Polka” saloon, a large room with a long bar on one side. Above the room there is a balcony. The entrance is an old western-style swinging door. There are many windows. All around there are bottles and glasses. Stuffed animal heads hang on the walls. There are many chairs and tables, the latter covered with cards and poker chips. Sheriff Jack Rance is seated at a table, smoking a cigar and playing solitaire. Nearby, Larkens sits, his head buried in his hands. Voci lontano: Hello! Hello!

There are many chairs and tables, the latter covered with cards and poker chips. Sheriff Jack Rance is seated at a table, smoking a cigar and playing solitaire. Nearby, Larkens sits, his head buried in his hands. Voci lontano: Hello! Hello! Alla “Polka”! Alle “Palme”! Hello! Hello! Voices in the distance: Hello! Hello! To the “Polka”! To the “Palms”! Hello! Hello! ” Nick, the barman, light candles, and the “Polka” saloon is suddenly aglow. Groups of miners return from the mining camps and burst into the saloon.

Bello: Su le braccia! Guardate! Bello: Raise your arms! Look! Harry e otre: Sia legato! Al laccio! Il ladro! Baro! Harry and others: Tie him up! Hang him! The thief! Cheater! Sid: Per carità! Sid: For pity’s sake! Sid is dragged to the center of the room and beaten. Rance approaches them with cold indifference. Rance: Che succede? Rance: What’s happening? The Girl of the Golden West - Libretto Act I Page 53 Bello: Ha barato! Avrà quel; che gli spetta! Bello: He cheated! He’ll get what he deserves!

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