5/22/2020 La fanciulla del West

Giacomo Puccini
Guelfo Civinini, Carlo Zangarini
Christof Loy
Set design & Costume
Herbert Murauer
Bernd Purkrabek
Yvonne Gebauer
Thomas Wilhelm
Running time
The performance lasts about 3 hours 10 minutes, including interval

Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles

Acclaimed soprano Malin Byström back in wild west-opera La Fanciulla

Minnie serves whiskey and bible citations from behind the bar to a rough crowd in a gold mining camp in California. When Dick Johnson turns up, Minnie falls head over heels in love. It turns out that Dick is a wanted bandit by the name of Ramerrez. The sheriff wants to court Minnie, but everything turns sour when he discovers that she is hiding Ramerrez. Minnie outwits the sheriff by cheating at poker…

Christof Loy’s rough Western staging of La fanciulla del West premiered in 2011. Loy has called it a “modern classic about completely ordinary people in extraordinarily vulnerable situations”. Court singer Malin Byström, winner of the International Opera Award, is cast in the role of Minnie.

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