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.]

Kaufmann Or son sei mesi

Kaufmann Ch’ella mi creda


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