The Met Live in HD's La Fanciulla del West at the Quick Center for the Arts January 8 - January 9 encore

Image: La Fanciulla del WestThe Metropolitan Opera's production of Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" starring Deborah Voigt and Marcello Giordani for The Met: Live in HD series is nearly sold out at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University for Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. Seats are still available for the Sunday, Jan. 9 encore at 12 p.m. Tickets are $22 general, $20 senior and $15 children and students.

Puccini's wild-west opera had its world premiere in 1910 at the Met. Now, on the occasion of its centennial, all-American diva Voigt sings the title role of the "girl of the golden west," starring opposite Giordani with Lucio Gallo and conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

The Met's Peabody and Emmy Award®-winning series, The Met: Live in HD continues its fifth season with this production. Coming next is Peter Sellars' production of John Adams' "Nixon in China," Saturday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. with an encore at 6 p.m.

Tickets are available at or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at    

Approximate running time is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Access to the Quick Center for the Arts is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road.  Special Note: From Oct. 4, 2010 through June 30, 2012, the southern end of North Benson Road (Rt. 135) will be closed to traffic on nights and weekends. Round Hill Road intersects with Barlow and provides access to the Quick Center for the Arts.

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Posted on December 16, 2010

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