[Met Performance] CID:52030
La Fanciulla del West {12} Metropolitan Opera House: 11/16/1911.

(Debut: Lambert Murphy)


Metropolitan Opera House
November 16, 1911


LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST {12}
Puccini-Civinini/Zangarini

Minnie..................Emmy Destinn
Dick Johnson............Enrico Caruso
Jack Rance..............Pasquale Amato
Joe.....................Lambert Murphy [Debut]
Handsome................Vincenzo Reschiglian
Harry...................Pietro Audisio
Happy...................Antonio Pini-Corsi
Sid.....................Giulio Rossi
Sonora..................Dinh Gilly
Trin....................Angelo Badà
Jim Larkens.............Bernard Bégué
Nick....................Albert Reiss
Jake Wallace............Andrés De Segurola
Ashby...................Adamo Didur
Post Rider..............Lamberto Belleri
Castro..................Edoardo Missiano
Billy Jackrabbit........Georges Bourgeois
Wowkle..................Marie Mattfeld

Conductor...............Arturo Toscanini

Director................David Belasco
Director................Jules Speck
Set Designer............James Fox
Costume Designer........Louise Musaeus
Lighting Designer.......Frederick G. Gaus

La Fanciulla del West received ten performances this season.


According to the New York Times, this revival introduced some cuts to the score. "There have been some cuts made that may be recorded with gratitude, especially in the very long first act, as the incidents of the reading of the letters from home, and the character of Jack Rabbit the Indian and his doings have been elided without loss to the local color of the Western mining camp saloon which Mr. Puccini labored so valiantly to depict in his music."



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