Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (Rizzi)
Running Time: 159 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
Release Date: 01/10/2010
Content Type: Musical Recording
Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Hollywood-style production updates Belasco's Wild West story to the capitalist culture of Wall Street, perfectly reflecting Puccini's innovatory spirit.
In a new angle on the age-old love triangle theme, corrupt Sheriff Jack Rance (Lucio Gallo) and charismatic criminal Dick Johnson (Zoran Todorovich) vie for the love of glamorous blonde and devout Christian, Minnie (Eva-Maria Westbroek), finding her way in a man's world.
Carlo Rizzi's idiomatic conducting draws excellent singing from the large cast and fine playing from the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.
16:9 Anamorphic (NTSC)