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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. Concert Performance sung in Italian.Performers Susan Bullock (Minnie), Carl Tanner (Dick Johnson), Juha Uusitalo (Jack Rance), Brindley Sherratt (Ashby), Colin Judson (Nick), Roland Wood (Sonora), Louise Collett (Wowkle).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Guelfo Civinini. Lyrics Carlo Zangarini (after David Belasco's play The Girl of the Golden West). Company Scottish Opera. Company Orchestra of Scottish Opera. Conductor Francesco Corti. Company Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Other Christopher Bell (chorus master).
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