Friday, July 8, 2016

La Fanciulla del West



La Fanciulla del West – Italian title

A 1977 British television production [The Royal Opera House (London)]
Producer: Piero Faggioni, Günther Breest, Michael Horwath
Director: Jonathan Miller
Story: Giacomo Puccini
Teleplay: Guelfo Civinini, Carlo Zangarini
Photography: [color]
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Chorus – Chorus of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Running time: 130 minutes

Cast:
Minnie – Carol Neblett
Dick Johnson - Plácido Domingo (José Embil)
Jack Rance – Sherrill Milnes
Jake Wallace - Gwynne Howell
Nick – Francis Egerton
Ashby – Robert Lloyd
Trin – John Dobson
Larkens – Malcolm King
Joe – Robin Leggate
Sinora - Jonathan Summers
Billy Jackrabbit – Paul Hudson
Wowkle – Anne Wilkens
Villagers – The Royal Opera Chorus
With: Tom McDonnell (Thomas McDonnell), Paul Crook, Eric Garrett, William Elvin, Handel Owen, Malcolm Rivers


This 1977 opera production and shown on British television, depicts the triangular relationship between Minnie, the saloon owner and ‘mother’ to the entire town of gold miners, Jack Rance, the sheriff, and Dick Johnson (alias Ramirez), a bandit leader.
 

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