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01/09/2018

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 Puccini's "American Opera", 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 Museo Enrico Caruso, Villa Caruso - Bellosguardo, Lastra a Signa, Florence, Italy, Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 4:30 PM. 

This event is a collaboration of ICAMus with Museo Enrico Caruso and Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT AND AMEDEO BASSI HERE.

 

Tenor Amedeo Bassi (Montespertoli 1872 - Florence 1949). Bronze bust sculpture. Courtesy Museo Amedeo Bassi, Montespertoli, Florence, Italy.

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The remarkable career of a great tenor in Europe and in the Americas.

Tuscan tenor Amedeo Bassi (1872-1949) was an exceptionally gifted singer who mastered a very large operatic repertoire; during the last years of his career, in the 1920's, he excelled in Wagnerian roles, both in Italy and in Germany. Acclaimed by audiences and critics worldwide, he championed and premiered numerous new operas by modern composers. To Amedeo Bassi a museum has been devoted by his native town of Montespertoli, near Florence, displaying costumes, photographs, scores, librettos, documents, correspondence and impressive scrapbooks that feature his remarkable international career in Europe and in the Americas.

 

DR. BARBARA BOGANINI: GENERAL MANAGER AT CAMERATA STRUMENTALE "CITTÀ DI PRATO" (Prato, Italy), ICAMus BOARD MEMBER AND PUCCINI SCHOLAR SPECIALIZING IN LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST AND ITS CONNECTIONS TO AMERICAN MUSIC AND CULTURE.

Photo: June 1st, 2017; Barbara presenting on Puccini, Amedeo Bassi and Alberto Bimboni at the ICAMus Session of the international conference "Intersections", Fulvio Santo Orsitto & Simona Wright, Directors; Kent State University in Florence.

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The Work of Barbara Boganini with ICAMus on Puccini, "La Fanciulla del West" and American Subject Matter.

Discover the scholarly contributions by Dr. Barbara Boganini in this field over the years:

Previously unpublished letters by Giacomo Puccini on La Fanciulla del West, 2nd Part, ICAMus Publication 2012.

Previously upublished letters by Giacomo Puccini on La Fanciulla del West, 1st Part, ICAMus Publication 2011.

Conference Paper on American musical sources of Puccini's Fanciulla del West, Palermo, December 2010.

L'Occidente d'oro. Puccini e il Nuovo Mondo; Radio program in 3 parts, ReteToscana Classica, Prato, November-December 2010.

Lecture on the American subject matter in La Fanciulla del West, Bologna, November 2009.

 

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DOWNLOAD THE JANUARY 21, 2018 EVENT POSTER. 

READ & DOWNLOAD THE JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER OF VILLA CARUSO, WHICH INCLUDES DR. BOGANINI'S TALK ON PUCCINI AND AMEDEO BASSI.