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. Lasts approx. 2hrs 30mins. Sung in Italian with English titles.Performers Alwyn Mellor (Minnie), Robert Hayward (Jack Rance), Rafael Rojas (Dick Johnson - Ramerrez), Bonaventura Bottone (Nick), Graeme Danby (Ashby), Eddie Wade (Sonora), Adrian Dwyer (Trin), Gavan Rang (Jake Wallace), Jeremy Peaker (Sid), Peter Bodenham (Handsome), Paul Rendall (Harry), Graham Russell (Joe), Paul Gibson (Happy), Nicholas Butterfield (Jim Larkens), Callum Thorpe (Billy Jackrabbit), Kathryn Walker (Wowkie), Nicholas Watts (The Pony Express Rider).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Guelfo Civinini. Lyrics Carlo Zangarini (after David Belasco's play The Girl of the Golden West). Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Aletta Collins. Design Giles Cadle. Costume Gabrielle Dalton. Lighting Andreas Fuchs.