PUCCINI, G.: Fanciulla del West (La) (DNO, 2009)

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La Fanciulla del West
Libretto/Text Author: Civinini, Guelfo
Libretto/Text Author: Zangarini, Carlo
Libretto Source: Belasco, David
Conductor: Rizzi, Carlo

Billy Jackrabbit: Faveyts, Tijl
Dick Johnson: Todorovich, Zoran
Jack Rance: Gallo, Lucio
Jake Wallace: Morsch, Andre
Jose Castro: Smeets, Roger

Set/Stage Designer: Bauer, Raimund
Costume Designer: Schmidt-Futterer, Andrea
Lighting Designer: Schuler, Duane
Stage Director: Lehnhoff, Nikolaus
Television Director: Vermeiren, Misjel

Date of Production: 23-12-2009
Venue: Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam
Playing Time: 02:50:00
Catalogue Number: OA1039D
UPC: 809478010395

Synopsis

Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Hollywood-style production updates this Wild West story to the capitalist culture of Wall Street, perfectly reflecting Puccini's innovatory spirit. In a new angle on the age-old love triangle theme, corrupt Sheriff Jack Rance (Lucio Gallo) and charismatic criminal Dick Johnson (Zoran Todorovich) vie for the love of glamorous blonde and devout Christian Minnie (Eva-Maria Westbroek), finding her way in a man's world. Carlo Rizzi's idiomatic conducting draws excellent singing from the large cast and fine playing from the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bonus features:
- Backstage insights - principal members of the cast and Basia Jaworski.

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