Wild West opera in Royal run

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST by Puccini;'Opera North;'Grand Theatre, Leeds, UK;'18 January 2014;''ALWYN MELLOR as Minnie;'RAFAEL ROJAS as Dick Johnson;''Conductor - Richard Farnes;'Director - Aletta Collins;'Set Designer - Giles Cadle;'Costume Designer - Gabrielle Dalton;'Lighting Designer - Andreas Fuchs;'Video Designer - Andrzej Goulding;'Fight Director - Austin Spangler;''Photo credit: � CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST by Puccini;'Opera North;'Grand Theatre, Leeds, UK;'18 January 2014;''ALWYN MELLOR as Minnie;'RAFAEL ROJAS as Dick Johnson;''Conductor - Richard Farnes;'Director - Aletta Collins;'Set Designer - Giles Cadle;'Costume Designer - Gabrielle Dalton;'Lighting Designer - Andreas Fuchs;'Video Designer - Andrzej Goulding;'Fight Director - Austin Spangler;''Photo credit: � CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;

Opera North returns to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham this March with the company’s first productions of 2014, including a new production of Puccini’s opera of the American West, The Girl of the Golden West.

Dubbed ‘the original Spaghetti Western,’ The Girl of the Golden West is a story of true love and second chances, set in a tough mining camp during the California Gold Rush.

Conducted by Opera North’s music director, Richard Farnes, this new production is directed by Aletta Collins, who returns to the Company following the success of her double-bill of La voix humaine and Dido and Aeneas in 2013.

Joining The Girl of the Golden West this March is director Tim Albery’s gripping production of Macbeth, which returns to the company following the huge success of Albery’s Otello in 2013.

This excitingly dramatic, modern-dress production depicts the vivid world of the supernatural through the “bleak and elegantly styled” design of Johan Engels.

Opera North completes its visit to Nottingham with a journey through the music of the renowned ‘City of Romance’ in From Paris with Love.

The week will open with Macbeth on Tuesday 18th March, with performances until Saturday 22nd March.