Puccini, La Fanciulla del West

From the Vienna State Opera

11.11.2017 | 12:45

From the Vienna State Opera: "La Fanciulla del West" (The Girl of the Golden West) by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst - Stage director: Marco Arturo Marelli. With Nina Stemme (Minnie), Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson), Tomasz Konieczny (Jack Rance). "A gem to be treasured" (The Opera Critic). California during the gold rush. After a working day the miners visit Minnie's "Polka" saloon. One day a stranger enters. He pretends to be Dick Johnson, but Minnie recognizes him as the bandit Ramerrez. When Johnson/Ramerrez is wounded, she takes him to her cabin and plays poker with the sheriff for his life. Johnson's true identity is discovered; he is to be hanged. In the last second Minnie achieves his release. Minnie and Johnson leave California to start a new life together. Puccini's opera is - as "Madama Butterfly" - based on a play of the American author David Belasco. In the triumphant premiere 1910 in New York Enrico Caruso sang the role of Johnson.

Franz Welser-Möst
Stage Director:
Marco Arturo Marelli
Stage Design:
Marco Arturo Marelli
Dagmar Niefind
Nina Stemme (Minnie)
Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson (Ramerrez))
Tomasz Konieczny (Sheriff Jack Rance)
Norbert Ernst (Nick)
Paolo Rumetz (Ashby)
Boaz Daniel (Sonora)
Michael Roider (Trin)
Hans Peter Kammerer (Sid)
Tae-Joong Yang (Bello)
Peter Jelosits (Harry)
Carlos Osuna (Joe)
Clemens Unterreiner (Happy)
Il Hong (Larkens)
Jongmin Park (Billy Jackrabbit)
Juliette Mars (Wowkle)
Alessio Arduini (Jake Wallace/José Castro)
Wolfram Igor Derntl (Postillion)
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Video Director:
Felix Breisach
Country, year of production:
A, 2013
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