The Girl of the Golden West is a fast-moving tale of love, jealousy, gambling, banditry and violence and their effect on a tight knit community. Despite the odds, the intrepid and resourceful frontierswoman Minnie gets her feller. Highly dramatic and brilliantly orchestrated La fanciulla del West was first staged in New York in 1910. It followed close on the heels of Puccini's huge success with Madama Butterfly. Running time 3 hours 30 minutes with 2 intervals. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.


Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie), Jose Cura (Dick Johnson, Silvano Carroli (Jack Rance Sep 16/19/24/29), Claudio Sgura (Jack Rance Sep 22/26 ), Bonaventura Bottone (Nick), Eric Halfvarson (Ashby), Gwynne Howell (Jack Wallace), Daniel Sutin (Sonora), Kostas Smoriginas (Bello), Quentin Hayes (Happy), Harry Nicoll (Joe), Andrew Foster-Williams (Larkens), Hubert Francis (Trin), Robert Murray (Harry), Adrian Clarke (Sid), Jeremy White (Jose Castro), Graeme Danby (Billy Jackrabbit), Clare Shearer (Wowkle), Lee Hickenbottom


Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Guelfo Civinini, Carlo Zangarini (after David Belasco's play The Girl of the Golden West)
Producer: Royal Opera
Director: Piero Faggioni
Costume: Piero Faggioni
Lighting: Fiero Faggioni
Design: Kenneth Adam
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
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La Fanciulla Del West (The Girl of the Golden West)

La Fanciulla Del West (The Girl of the Golden West) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01807194548. Details of all La Fanciulla Del West (The Girl of the Golden West) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1512616403

Archive Listings

16 Sep 08
29 Sep 08
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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