La fanciulla del West – 2014 Season

Giacomo Puccini


Publisher Casa Ricordi Milano Srl.

By arrangement with G. Ricordi & Co. (London). Ltd

Opera in three acts

Libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlos Zangarini, based on the play The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 10 December 1910, The Metropolitan Opera, New York With the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Chorus New production

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London


Production supported by Isabelle Schirmer-Baudon and Thierry Baudon

Production also supported by Opera Holland Park Friends Production Syndicate Members: Anonymous, Mr Philip Bowman, Mrs Vaudine Gray and Ms Alison Gray, Mr Michael A Lewis, Susan Price, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Richard and Ginny Salter, Mr Jan Woloniecki

Chorus generously supported by Mrs Angela Lascelles


This production is dedicated to our company manager Dougie Turnbull (1957 –2013) During this production we will be collecting, in his memory, for Macmillan Cancer Support


Performances at 7.30pm on June 3, 6, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21


Conductor Stuart Stratford

Director Stephen Barlow

Designer Yannis Thavoris

Lighting Designer Richard Howell

Chorus Master / Associate Conductor Timothy Burke (19 June)

Assistant Director Stephen Whitson

Fight Director Alison de Burgh

Répétiteur Berrak Dyer

Stage Manager Bee George

Deputy Stage Manager Kyrie Feltham

Assistant Stage Manager Chris Tuffin



Minnie Susannah Glanville

Dick Johnson Jeff Gwaltney

Jack Rance Simon Thorpe

Nick Neal Cooper

Sonora Nicholas Garrett

Trin Jung Soo Yun

Sid Peter Brathwaite

Bello James Harrison

Harry Oliver Brignall

Joe Edward Hughes

Happy John Lofthouse

Jim Larkens Aidan Smith

Ashby Graeme Broadbent

Wowkle Laura Woods

Billy Jackrabbit Tom Stoddart

Jake Wallace Simon Wilding / Ian Beadle (19 and 21 June)

Jose Castro Henry Grant Kerswell

Pony Express Rider Michael Bradley