Opera North - La fanciulla del West Reviews
21 April 2021
Robert Hayward (Jack Rance), Graeme Danby (Ashby)
Alwyn Mellor (Minnie), Rafael Rojas (Dick Johnson)
Alwyn Mellor (Minnie), Rafael Rojas (Dick Johnson)
Rafael Rojas (Dick Johnson), Alwyn Mellor (Minnie)
Alwyn Mellor (Minnie), Rafael Rojas (Dick Johnson)

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La fanciulla del West

Opera North


No. of reviews: 10

High production and design standards in La fanciulla del West
10 Mar 14 / Seen and Heard
Alwyn Mellor is a magnificent Minnie
6 Mar 14 / Manchester Evening News
Opera North's production of Puccini's wild west opera forces a rethink by putting the men centre stage
27 Jan 14 / The Observer
Saddle your horses! Puccini's spaghetti western is back on the trail
24 Jan 14 / What's on Stage
Puccini’s unlikely Spaghetti Western still convinces in Aletta Collins’ vivid new production
23 Jan 14 / The Arts Desk
Alwyn Mellor’s grand-scale, warmly maternal Minnie is superbly sung
23 Jan 14 / The Stage
Opera North strikes gold in Puccini’s West
23 Jan 14 / Seen and Heard
Opera North’s staging has an authentic flavour of the Wild West
23 Jan 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
How to stage an epic on a small budget
23 Jan 14 / Telegraph
A rare outing for Puccini's proto-spaghetti western is spartanly staged, but the performers excel
23 Jan 14 / The Guardian
Production details
Cast
Mellor, Hayward, Rojas, Bottone, Danby, Wade, Dwyer, Peaker, Bodenham, Rendall, Russell, Gibson, Butterfield, Thorpe, Walker, Rang, Watts
(c) Farnes (d) Collins
Performance dates
21, 30 January, 8 February, 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 March 2014 (various locations)
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