On Monday, 22 November, Opera Orchestra of New York opened its 2004-2005 season with La Fanciulla del West. According to its website:
The OONY season kicks off with Puccini's "horse opera," arguably the greatest opera ever created in New York City. Beloved soprano Aprile Millo, whose last two OONY appearances (Adriana Lecouvreur and La Gioconda) caused sell-outs at the box office and screaming ovations, gives her first-ever interpretation of the pistol-packing Minnie. Tenor Carl Tanner, known for his City Opera successes and enjoying a burgeoning career in Europe's great houses, sings the last role premiered by Enrico Caruso. Completing the love triangle, Roman baritone Marco Chingari makes his United States debut as Sheriff Jack Rance.
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G L Hoffman