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DetailsThe 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.Performers 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 Guelfo Civinini. Lyrics 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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