Claire Rutter as Minnie and Greer Grimsley as Jack Rance in the Minnesota Opera production of La fanciulla del West

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini
Based on the play The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco

World premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, December 10, 1910

Creative Team
Conductor - Michael Christie

Stage Director - Doug Scholz-Carlson

Scenic Designer - Raffaele Del Salvio

Costume Designer - Mathew J. LeFebvre

The Cast
Bello, a miner - Benjamin Dutcher

Joe, a miner - Matthew Opitz

Harry, a miner - Robb Asklof

Nick, the bartender at the Polka saloon - John Robert Lindsey

Happy, a miner - Joel Mathias

Sid, a miner - Alex Ritchie

Sonora, a miner - Andrew Lovato

Trin, a miner - Cooper Nolan

Larkens, a miner - Nicholas Nelson

Jack Rance, the sheriff - Greer Grimsley

Jake Wallace, a traveling singer - Gerard Michael D’Emilio

Ashby, a Wells Fargo agent - Christian Zaremba

Minnie - Claire Rutter

A Pony Express rider - David Walton

Dick Johnson/Ramerrez, a bandit - Rafael Davila

José Castro, one of Ramerrez’s band - Rodolfo Nieto

Wowkle - Bergen Baker

Billy Jackrabbit - Gerard Michael D’Emilio

Photo 2014 © Michal Daniel