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The 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.


Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Guelfo Civinini, Carlo Zangarini (after David Belasco's play The Girl of the Golden West)
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Archive listings for La Fanciulla Del West (The Girl of the Golden West)

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Producer Grange Park Opera. Conductor Stephen Barlow. Director Stephen Medcalf. Director Peter Relton (revival director). Design Francis O'Connor. Lighting David Plater. Performer Claire Rutter (Minnie). Performer Lorenzo Decaro (Dick Johnson). Performer Stephen Gadd (Jack Rance). Performer Alberto Sousa (Nick). Performer Micael de Souza (Sonora). Performer Jihoon Kim (Ashby).
4 Jun 16 to 9 Jul 16Grange Park Opera, West Horsley :: V01390425589
listing details L01139111720


ENO's first production of this Puccini gem in 50 years. Sung and surtitled in English. Running time: 2hr 35mins.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. Performer Susan Bullock (Minnie). Performer Craig Colclough (Jack Rance). Performer Peter Auty (Dick Johnson). Performer Graham Clark (Nick). Performer Richard Roberts (Nick). Performer Leigh Melrose (Sonora). Performer Adrian Dwyer (Trin). Performer Jonathan McGovern (Sid). Performer Charles Rice (Handsome). Performer Sam Furness (Joe). Performer Alexander Robin Baker (Happy). Performer Nicholas Masters (Ashby). Performer George Humphreys (Jake Wallace).
2 Oct 14 to 1 Nov 14London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L02080697182


Sung in Italian with English surtitles. New ProductionCorporate Sponsor Investec Wealth & Investment. Producer Opera Holland Park. Conductor Stuart Stratford. Director Stephen Barlow. Design Yannis Thavoris. Lighting Richard Howell. Conductor Timothy Burke (Jun 19). Director Alison de Burgh (fight). Performer Ssannah Glanville (Minnie). Performer Jeff Gwaltney (Dick Johnson). Performer Simon Thorpe (Jack Rance). Performer Neal Cooper (Nick). Performer Nicholas Garrett (Sonora). Performer Jung Soo Yun (Trin). Performer Peter Brathwaite (Sid). Performer James Harrison (Bello). Performer Oliver Brignall (Harry). Performer Edward Hughes (Joe). Performer John Lofthouse (Happy). Performer Aidan Smith (Jim Larkens). Performer Graeme Broadbent (Ashby). Performer Laura Woods (Wowkle). Performer Tom Stoddart (Billy Jackrabbit). Performer Simon Wilding (Jake Wallace). Performer Ian Beadle (Jake Wallace - Jun 19/21). Performer Henry Grant Kerswell (Jose Castro). Performer Michael Bradley (Pony Express Rider). Company City of Lodon Sinfonia. Company Opera Holland Park Chorus.
3 Jun 14 to 21 Jun 14Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L01924438036


Lasts approx. 2hrs 30mins. Sung in Italian with English titles.Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Aletta Collins. Design Giles Cadle. Costume Gabrielle Dalton. Lighting Andreas Fuchs. Performer Alwyn Mellor (Minnie). Performer Robert Hayward (Jack Rance). Performer Rafael Rojas (Dick Johnson - Ramerrez). Performer Bonaventura Bottone (Nick). Performer Graeme Danby (Ashby). Performer Eddie Wade (Sonora). Performer Adrian Dwyer (Trin). Performer Gavan Rang (Jake Wallace). Performer Jeremy Peaker (Sid). Performer Peter Bodenham (Handsome). Performer Paul Rendall (Harry). Performer Graham Russell (Joe). Performer Paul Gibson (Happy). Performer Nicholas Butterfield (Jim Larkens). Performer Callum Thorpe (Billy Jackrabbit). Performer Kathryn Walker (Wowkie). Performer Nicholas Watts (The Pony Express Rider).
19 Mar 14 to 21 Mar 14Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L1244563440
12 Mar 14 to 14 Mar 14Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L0337529845
5 Mar 14 to 7 Mar 14The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L922518642
21 Jan 14 to 14 Feb 14Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L036951473


Company Opera Up Close. Director Robert Chevara. Design Robert Chevara. Design Nicolai Hart-Hansen. Costume Jonathan Lipman. Performer Laura Parfitt. Performer Demelza Stafford. Performer Ben Thapa. Performer Adam Crockatt. Performer Tom Stoddart. Performer Tom Bullard. Performer Edmund Hasting. Performer Matthew Stiff. Performer Simon Meadows.
31 Jan 12 to 3 Mar 12The King's Head Theatre, Inner London :: V235
listing details L01710606183


Company Met Opera. Conductor Nicola Luisotti. Performer Deborah Voigt. Performer Marcello Giordani.
8 Jan 11Torch Theatre, Milford Haven :: V820
listing details L0999064686
8 Jan 11Regent Centre, Christchurch :: V904
listing details L0501609188


Concert Performance sung in Italian.Company Scottish Opera. Company Orchestra of Scottish Opera. Conductor Francesco Corti. Company Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Other Christopher Bell (chorus master). Performer Susan Bullock (Minnie). Performer Carl Tanner (Dick Johnson). Performer Juha Uusitalo (Jack Rance). Performer Brindley Sherratt (Ashby). Performer Colin Judson (Nick). Performer Roland Wood (Sonora). Performer Louise Collett (Wowkle).
23 Aug 10Usher Hall, Edinburgh :: V0738357779
listing details L1132114364


Running time 3 hours 30 minutes with 2 intervals. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Producer Royal Opera. Director Piero Faggioni. Costume Piero Faggioni. Lighting Fiero Faggioni. Design Kenneth Adam. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Performer Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie). Performer Jose Cura (Jose Cura (Dick Johnson). Performer Silvano Carroli (Jack Rance Sep 16/19/24/29). Performer Claudio Sgura (Jack Rance Sep 22/26 ). Performer Bonaventura Bottone (Nick). Performer Eric Halfvarson (Ashby). Performer Gwynne Howell (Jack Wallace). Performer Daniel Sutin (Sonora). Performer Kostas Smoriginas (Bello). Performer Quentin Hayes (Happy). Performer Harry Nicoll (Joe). Performer Andrew Foster-Williams (Larkens). Performer Hubert Francis (Trin). Performer Robert Murray (Harry). Performer Adrian Clarke (Sid). Performer Jeremy White (Jose Castro). Performer Graeme Danby (Billy Jackrabbit). Performer Clare Shearer (Wowkle). Performer Lee Hickenbottom.
16 Sep 08 to 29 Sep 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0635174569


Supported (2005) by The Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 3 hours 30 minutes.Producer Royal Opera House. Director Piero Faggioni. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Design Kenneth Adam. Lighting Piero Faggioni. Costume Piero Faggioni. Performer Andrea Gruber (Minnie). Performer Jose Cura (Dick Johnson). Performer Mark Delavan (Jack Rance). Performer Jonathan Lemalu (Jake Wallace). Performer Mark Stone (Sonora). Performer Robert Lloyd (Ashley). Performer Francis Egerton (Nick). Performer Grant Doyle (Bello). Performer Hubert Francis (Trin). Performer Adrian Clark (Sid). Performer Harry Nicoll (Joe). Performer Graeme Broadbent (Larkens). Performer Jeremy White (Jose Castro). Performer Robert Murray (Harry). Performer Jared Holt (Happy).
15 Sep 05 to 1 Oct 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01541754516

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