Charles Duprat/OnP

Dates / Prix

Opéra Bastille - First performance on 1 February 2014 - 7:30PM

Ticket rates : 5€, 15€, 35€, 70€, 100€, 130€, 150€, 170€, 180€

Running time : 3H with 2 intervals

February 2014
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19:30
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19:30
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19:30
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19:30
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NEW PRODUCTION
La Fanciulla del West
Giacomo Puccini
Presentation
THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST
OPERA IN THREE ACTS (1910)
MUSIC BY GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924)
LIBRETTO BY GUELFO CIVININI AND CARLO ZANGARINI BASED ON DAVID BELASCO'S PLAY "THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST"
Performed in italian

"In those strange days, people coming from God knows where, joined forces in that far Western land, and, according to the rude custom of the camp, their very names were soon lost and unrecorded, and here they struggled, laughed, gambled, cursed, killed, loved and worked out their strange destinies in a manner incredible to us of to-day. Of one thing only are we sure - they lived!" Puccini prefaced his score with this quotation and, indeed, it is life itself that he aimed to capture, in a trail that would lead him to Paris in La Bohème, to Japan in Madama Butterfly and then as far as the Far West in a tale of passion, certainly, but also of humanity, brotherhood and compassion. In a saloon bar known as The Polka, gold diggers brood over mothers left behind in Italy whilst Minnie, behind the bar, reads to them from the Bible. Love will come to Minnie in the guise of a criminal but, seeing beyond mere appearances, she will recognise the true heart beneath the rough exterior and realise the possibility of happiness. In the wake of the first literary westerns and as cinema began to exploit the genre, Puccini gave opera its first ever western: a tale of souls stranded at the edge of the world, a tale of laughter and of tears, both exotic and overwhelming. First performed at the Metropolitan Opera of New York in 1910, this genuine masterpiece finally enters the repertoire of the Paris Opera.

Carlo Rizzi Conductor
Nikolaus Lehnhoff Stage director
Raimund Bauer Sets
Andrea Schmidt-Futterer Costumes
Duane Schuler Lighting
Jonas Gerberding Video
Denni Sayers Choreography
Patrick Marie Aubert Chorus master
ArtisteNoteRôle
Nina Stemme
Minnie
Claudio Sgura*
Jack Rance
Marco Berti
Dick Johnson
Roman Sadnik
Nick
Andrea Mastroni
Ashby
André Heyboer
Sonora
Emanuele Giannino
Trin
Roberto Accurso
Sid
Igor Gnidii
Bello
Eric Huchet
Harry
Rodolphe Briand
Joe
Enrico Marabelli
Happy
Wenwei Zhang
Larkens
Ugo Rabec
Billy Jackrabbit
Anna Pennisi
Wowkle
Alexandre Duhamel
Jake Wallace
Matteo Peirone
José Castro
Olivier Berg
Un Postiglione
Daejin Bang
Un baritono
Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

* Marco Berti, souffrant, a annulé la représentation du 7 février.
Le rôle de Dick Johnson sera chanté à l'avant-scène par Rafael ROJAS et joué par l'assistant à la mise en scène Dan DOONER.


PRODUCTION BY NEDERLANDSE OPERA, AMSTERDAM

 

 


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