Concert will begin at 00:25 hours GMT
Puccini's 'La fanciulla del West' with Westbroek, Eyvazov, Bosi and Lucic from New York
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: Eva-Maria Westbroek.
Dick Johnson: Yusif Eyvazov.
Nick: Carlo Bosi.
Jack Rance: Zeljko Lucic.
Sonora: Michael Todd Simpson.
Ashby: Matthew Rose.
Jack Wallace: Oren Gradus.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Marco Armiliato.