La Fanciulla del West (De Nederlandse Opera)

La Fanciulla del West (De Nederlandse Opera)

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La Fanciulla del West (De Nederlandse Opera)

This performance of Giacomo Puccini's opera Fanciulla del West, set in the American Old West, staged in opulent Hollywood style by Nikolaus Lehnhoff, who puts a modern spin on the story. The performance was recorded at the Nederlandse Opera, and features Eva-Maria Westbroek and Lucio Gallo in the leading roles.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2010
UPC: 0809478010395
Original Release: 2009
Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 2:39:00

Special Features

Cast Gallery; Backstage Insights

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fanciulla del West
1. Opening [1:40]
2. Orchestral Introduction [1:04]
3. Hello! ... Hello! [5:33]
4. Che Faranno I Vecchi Miei [5:18]
5. Va Tutto? ... Al Quattro [3:08]
6. Hello, Minnie! [3:21]
7. Dove Eravamo? [3:30]
8. La Posta! [4:15]
9. Minnie, Dalla Mia Casa Son Partito [4:45]
10. Chi c'è, Per Farmi I Ricci? [3:33]
11. Mister Johnson, Voi M'Avete Secatto! [6:08]
12. Mister Johnson, Siete Rimasto Indietro [5:18]
13. Quello Che Tacete Me l'ha Detto Il Cor [5:49]
14. Oscura E Buona A Nulla [2:39]
15. Il Mio Bimbo è Grande E Piccino [6:10]
16. Hello! ... Buona Sera! [7:40]
17. Mister Johnson, Si Chiede Spesso La Man [2:10]
18. Nevica! [5:15]
19. Buona Notte! [1:48]
20. Bada Di Non Fidarti Troppo Un'Altra Volta! [3:07]
21. Vieni Fuori! [5:03]
22. L'han Ferito ... Che Importa? [6:04]
23. È Là! [9:24]
24. Ve Lo Giuro, Sceriffo [5:25]
25. Ah! ... Ah! [5:06]
26. E Cosí, Mister Johnson, Come Va? [4:21]
27. Ch' ella Mi Creda Libero E Lontano [3:11]
28. Ah! ... È Minnie! [4:00]
29. E Anche Tu Lo Vorrai, Joe [5:27]
30. Curtain Calls And Credits [8:08]

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La Fanciulla del West (De Nederlandse Opera) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KlingonOpera More than 1 year ago
La Fanciulla Del West is Giacomo Puccini's Western. This production, featuring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Lucio Gallo, Zoran Todorovich, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera is entertaining from start to finish. The sets have a more modern feel to them than a more stereotypical Western staging of the production, but they work - particularly the very pink set that Act II takes place in. Ms. Westbroek makes the transition from simple girl and emotional innocent to the more complex woman in love with a villain and determined to build a life with him. You can see her Minnie wrestle with the situation and make the choice that is right for her, as Minnie realigns her inner self with the reality of what her head and heart tell her that she must do. Lucio Gallo, who plays Sheriff Jack Rance, brings a depth to the character that makes him much more than the caricature that many choose to play here. Mr. Gallo's voice is well suited to vocal demands of the role, and his performance gives Ms. Westbroek that much more to work with. Zoran Todorovich does a fine job in the role of Dick Johnson, and is very believable as he falls for Minnie and chooses to change his ways. With respect to the music itself, the Netherlands Philharmonic does a similarly fine job bringing the music to life, and freeing the performers to jump whole-heartedly into their roles. And the chorus is rock solid. As for the DVD itself, it contains a "Backstate insights" feature that is fun to watch and helps give some perspective to what goes on behind the curtain - and how important the efforts of all involved are. This is a very enjoyable production of this Opera, and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.