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