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 La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West)

La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West)

After watching David Belasco's play The Girl of the Golden West on his 1907 visit to New York, Puccini resolved to set this somewhat unusual love story of the Wild West to music on the opera stage.

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Opera in three acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

After watching David Belasco's play The Girl of the Golden West on his 1907 visit to New York, Puccini resolved to set this somewhat unusual love story of the Wild West to music on the opera stage. The dramatic material proved to be a good choice, with an effectively moving plot that takes viewers to the denouement with a sure hand. The character of Minnie is also a highly suitable addition to Puccini's ranks of heroines: driven by love and passion, she thus has no fear of risking even her own life.
The piece will be staged at the Erkel Theatre in December 2018 in a production directed by Vasily Barkhatov, who is regularly engaged to work all over Russia and Europe.

General cast
Conductor: Balázs Kocsár
Minnie: Éva Bátori
Dick Johnson (Ramerrez), a bandit: Gergely Boncsér
Jack Rance, sheriff: Alexandru Agache
Nick, bartender: Péter Balczó
Ashby, a Wells Fargo agent: Marcell Bakonyi
Sonora, a miner: Antal Cseh
Trin, a miner: Gergely Ujvári
Sid, a miner: Lajos Geiger
Bello, a miner: Attila Erdős
Happy, a miner: Tivadar Kiss
Joe, a miner: Ferenc Kristofori
Happy, a miner:Róbert Rezsnyák
Jim Larkens, a miner:Géza Gábor
Billy Jackrabbit, a Red Indian: András Kőrösi
Wowkle, his wife: Kornélia Bakos
Jake Wallace, a traveling camp minstrel: András Káldi Kiss
José Castro, a mestizo: Sándor Köpeczi

Credits
Libretto based on David Belasco's The Girl of the Golden West by: Guelfo Civinini, Carlo Zangarini
Director: Vasily Barkhatov
Set designer: Zinovy Margolin
Costume designer: Olga Shaishmelashvili
Lighting designer: Alexander Sivaev
Dramaturg: Eszter Orbán
Chorus director: Gábor Csiki

Premier: 01/12/2018

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