Critically acclaimed performances of La Fanciulla del West at Winter Opera St Louis

Updated: Jan 19

Winter Opera St Louis | Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, St Louis

March 6 & 8, 2020

Jorge Pita Carreras (Ramerrez) and Karen Kanakis (Minnie) singing in each other's arms in La Fanciulla del West
Jorge Pita Carreras (Ramerrez) and Karen Kanakis (Minnie) in Winter Opera St Louis' La Fanciulla del West. Photo credit: Riq Dilly.

"The fine orchestra is led by Dario Salvi [...] the score is filled with a sophisticated orchestration and harmonies. Yet another splendid production by Winter Opera."

Steve Callahan, Broadway World

"Dario Salvi conducts a powerful rendition of Puccini's unusually colorful score, with some first-rate playing from the musicians - some of whom will be familiar to regulars at St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concerts."

Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX

"Conductor Dario Salvi smoothly led the Winter Opera orchestra in an accomplished reading of Puccini’s engaging score, while stage director Jon Truitt coaxed convincing, naturalistic performances from his able cast."

Ladue News

"[Soprano Karen Kanakis'] powerful voice renders the emotional growth of her character, easily penetrating the incredible wall of sound generated by conductor Dario Salvi and the orchestra."

Eric Meyer, St Louis Today