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Friday 13th August 2010
Return to Torre del Lago

This year marks the centenary of Puccini's La fanciulla del West. After spotting a Minnie costume on the stairs at Torre del Lago, I started to wonder what made this opera different from all other Puccini operas — and learned rather more than I'd bargained for... I also had a good chat with ace soprano Susan Bullock about the role, which she's singing for the first time at the Edinburgh Festival on 23 August. Read the whole thing here.

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About Jessica Duchen

Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.

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