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Published on October 23, 2018 11:05AM

Eva-Maria Westbroek in “Girl of the Golden West”

Eva-Maria Westbroek in “Girl of the Golden West”

The Met: Live in HD will continue its 13th season of big-screen spectaculars with a showing of “La Fanciulla del West” this Saturday, Oct. 27.

Puccini’s opera, which translates as “Girl of the Golden West,” is set in the American West during the Gold Rush and brings to life the story of Minnie, a gun-toting, saloon-owning Sunday school teacher whom all the cowboys want to marry.

Marco Armiliato conducts this breathtaking performance, which features a high-stakes poker game and the most romantic serenade from a bandit-turned-lover you’ll ever hear.

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance.

Saturday’s screening, presented by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and hosted by Patty Olmsted, will start at 10 am at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street.

Tickets, $21 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students, are available by calling 541-265-2787 or online at coastarts.org.

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