Florida Grand Opera opens season with Puccini’s torrid Old West love triangle

fanciulla_small.jpgBy Lawrence A. Johnson [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 10 November 2005]
On Dec. 10, 1910, the Metropolitan Opera unveiled a new work by the most celebrated of living opera composers, Giacomo Puccini. The composer’s first opera in six years since his hit Madama Butterfly boasted a starry production with Arturo Toscanini conducting and Enrico Caruso, soprano Emmy Destinn and baritone Pasquale Amato heading the cast.