Notes & Reviews:
Under the direction of Christ of Loy, a new production of Puccini's famous gold prospectors' drama staged in Frankfurt last May is here presented by Oehms Classics. The Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra with Sebastian Weigle conducting supports a fine cast of singers including Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie, Ashley Holland as Jack Vance, Carlo Ventre as Dick Johnson and Peter Marsh as Nick.
American Record Guide, November/December 2014
The Girl of the Golden West has had an interesting history in just over a century of existence. Others (including me) praise its complex orchestration, sympathize with its characters, and tearfully love its happy ending. The orchestra under Sebastian Weigle plays the score expertly, and the large cast of miners is excellent, including the very good sheriff of Ashley Holland. Eva- Maria Westbroek offers a sincere portrayal of Minnie. Her voice serves her well.
Recording information: Oper Frankfurt (05/2013-06/2013).
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Works DetailsPuccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
- Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
- Ensemble: Chor der Oper Frankfurt
- Notes: Composition written: 1910.
- Running Time: 21 min. sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1910