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La fanciulla del West (The girl of the Golden West)

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  • Riccardo Chailly
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From 3 to 28 May 2016
Giacomo Puccini

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Teatro alla Scala New Production

Running Time: 3 hours intermissions included

Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Staging  Robert Carsen
Sets Robert Carsen and Luis Carvalho
Costumes Petra Reinhardt
Lights Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet
Video Designer Ian William Galloway



Barbara Haveman

Jack Rance Claudio Sgura
Dick Johnson Roberto Aronica
Nick Carlo Bosi
Ashby Gabriele Sagona
Sonora     Alessandro Luongo
Trin Marco Ciaponi
Sid Gianluca Breda
Bello Costantino Finucci
Harry Emanuele Giannino
Joe Krystian Adam
Happy Francesco Verna
Larkens Romano Dal Zovo
Billy Jackrabbit Alessandro Spina
Wowkle Alessandra Visentin
Jake Wallace Davide Fersini
José Castro Leonardo Galeazzi
The carriage attendant Francesco Castoro* 

*Students of the Teatro alla Scala Academy


Due to a persisting illness, Eva-Maria Westbroek has had to withdraw from the last three performances of The girl of the Golden West scheduled for May 21, 25 and 28 2016.

We are grateful to Barbara Haveman, who will sing as Minnie also for these performances.

17 May 2016

From May 10, M° Chailly will conduct the original version of the score by Giacomo Puccini entirely, following the critical edition published by Ricordi. 

6 May 2016


The opera will be broadcast on 10 May live cinema relay (info at www.all-opera.com), on 12 May pre-recorded broadcast on Rai5 and on 13 May live broadcast on RAI-Radio3.


Riccardo Chailly continues the series dedicated to Puccini that began in 2015 with Turandot with the aim of presenting to La Scala new productions of all the operas of the composer by 2022. The entire project will be recorded in audio and video and aims to become the benchmark for Puccini interpretations performances in the new century. Of fundamental importance in this regard will be the work of M°Chailly on the original scores in light of the most recent studies of Puccini. In the case of Fanciulla, that has not been at La Scala since 1995, this means going back to Puccini’s manuscript and eliminating the numerous amendments made by Toscanini for the opening at the Metropolitan in 1910. For this production director Robert Carsen returns to La Scala, and the cast is led by Eva-Maria Westbroeck..