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. ENO's first production of this Puccini gem in 50 years. Sung and surtitled in English. Running time: 2hr 35mins.Performers Susan Bullock (Minnie), Craig Colclough (Jack Rance), Peter Auty (Dick Johnson), Graham Clark (Nick), Richard Roberts (Nick), Leigh Melrose (Sonora), Adrian Dwyer (Trin), Jonathan McGovern (Sid), Charles Rice (Handsome), Sam Furness (Joe), Alexander Robin Baker (Happy), Nicholas Masters (Ashby), George Humphreys (Jake Wallace).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Guelfo Civinini. Lyrics Carlo Zangarini (after David Belasco's play The Girl of the Golden West). Producer English National Opera. Producer Santa Fe Opera. Conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson. Director Richard Jones. Design Miriam Buether. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Mimi Jordan Sherin. Choreographer Lucy Burge. Other Guelfo Civinini (librettist). Other Carlo Zangarini (librettist - after David Belasco). Translation Kelley Rourke.