Singers from Opera Colorado's production of Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" sing the Act I duet. Melissa Citro, soprano; Jonathan Burton, tenor. Recorded Oct. 18, 2016, in the CPR Performance Studio.

Opera Colorado’s new production of the Giacomo Puccini masterpiece “La Fanciulla del West” opens soon in Denver. It's a dramatic story about the American West during the Gold Rush era.

Opera Colorado's cast stopped by the CPR Performance Studio to share a preview. It's a sweeping duet from Act 1, featuring Melissa Citro and tenor Jonathan Burton. Watch the video above.

The upcoming "Fanciulla" performances are set for Nov. 5811 and 13 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  Opera Colorado’s version moves the story from California to Colorado.

CPR Classical is set to broadcast a full performance of the opera Saturday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. Find details about the special broadcast.

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