Below is a YouTube video of a complete performance of Puccini’s La Fanciulla Del West performed on October 5, 2013 at the Vienna State Opera. As these videos have a way of disappearing because of copyright issues I’ve also added two sound files of the tenor arias from the opera sung by Jonas Kaufmann from that performance.The complete cast is below.
[The video is no longer live. Go here to hear a performance of the opera at the Met featuring Placido Domingo.]
Conductor / Chef / Direttore: Franz Welser-Möst (Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper)
Minnie: Nina Stemme
Dick Johnson: Jonas Kaufmann
Sheriff Jack Rance: Tomasz Konieczny
Nick: Norbert Ernst
Ashby: Paolo Rumetz
Sonora: Boaz Daniel
Trin: Michael Roider
Sid: Hans Peter Kammerer
Bello: Tae-Joong Yang
Harry: Peter Jelosits
Joe: Carlos Osuna
Happy: Clemens Unterreiner
Larkens: Il Hong
Billy Jackrabbit: Jongmin Park
Wowkle: Juliette Mars
Jake Wallace/José Castro: Alessio Arduini
Postillion: Wolfram Igor Derntl
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper (Martin Schebesta)
Staging / Mise en scène /
Regia: Marco Arturo Marelli
Set / Décors / Scenari: Marco Arturo Marelli
Lights / Lumières / Luci: Marco Arturo Marelli
Costume / Costumes / Costumi: Dagmar Niefind
I like the baritone…Tomasz Konieczny. Stemme is centuries away in character……..and voice. Kirsten was a delight sounding so girlish, even her high C’s were sweet. As I heard Franco Corelli live as Johnson, others pale.
Clicked on the “start”arrow, but a message popped up telling me that this video is private. What must I do to be permitted to view it?
Many thanks for your advice.
YouTube videos come and go like leaves in autumn due to copyright issues as I mentioned in the text above. That’s why you can’t view it and why I put audio clips of Kaufmann singing the opera’s two tenor arias.
I have 7 Fanciulla videos and this is the best staging. Well worth the $$