Thursday, July 28, 2016

La Fanciulla del West (2012)

La Fanciulla del West – Italian title

A 2012 Swedish production [Royal Swedish Opera House Orchestra, Wiener Staatsoper (Stockholm)]
Directors: Christof Loy, Hannes Rossacher
Story: David Belasco
Teleplay: Guelfo Civinini, Carlo Zangarini
Photography: [color]
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Running time: 136 minutes

Ashby - Michael Schmidberger
Bello - Linus Borjesson
Billy Jackrabbit - Alar Pintsaar
Dick Johnson - Aleksandrs Antonenko
Happy Kristian Flor
Harry - Conny Thimander
Jack Rance – John Lundgren
Jake Wallace - John Erick Eleby
Joe – Magnus Kyhle
Jose Castro - Anton Eriksson
Larkens - Ian Power
Minnie - Nina Stemme
Nick - Niklas Bjorling Rygert
Pony Express Rider - Jon Nilsson
Sid - Gunnar Lundberg
Sonora - Ola Eliasson
Trin - Karl Rombo
Wowkle - Agneta Lundgren
Conductor - Pier Giorgio Morandi

The production places the action believably in the period of an American gold-rush camp as Puccini intended and the costuming is consistent with an early Hollywood western of the period. This cinematic connection is further established with the use of sepia toned filmed close-ups of the interaction between main characters at intervals mostly projected against the groove and tongued saloon walls of the main setting.

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