Concert will begin at 15:55 hours GMT
Puccini's 'La fanciulla del West' with Kampe, Lundgren, Jovanovich and Plumb from Munich
Puccini's 'La fanciulla del West' is an opera in three acts to an Italian libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini, based on the play The Girl of the Golden West by the American author David Belasco. A group of Gold Rush miners enter the 'Polka' saloon after a day working at the mine. After a song by traveling minstrel Jake Wallace, one of the miners, Jim Larkens, is homesick and the miners collect enough money for his fare home. A group of miners playing cards discover that Sid is cheating and want to attack him. Sheriff Jack Rance quiets the fight and pins two cards to Sid's jacket, as a sign of a cheater. Performers:
Minnie: Anja Kampe.
Jack Rance: John Lundgren.
Dick Johnson: Brandon Jovanovich.
Jake Wallace: Sean Michael Plumb.
Bavarian State Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: James Gaffigan.