NY Met: La Fanciulla Del West (Puccini)


Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini.


Gold Rush, 1849.

Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril. Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers,La Fanciulla del Westcombines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera.



Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Cast: Minnie (Eva-Maria Westbroek), Dick Johnson (Jonas Kaufmann), Nick (Carlo Bosi), Jack Rance (Želiko Lučić), Sonora (Michael Todd Simpson), Ashby (Matthew Rose), Jake Wallas (Daniel Oren)


Estimated duration: 3” 22m

17:55 - Saturday, 27 October Tickets