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Opera on 3


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La Fanciulla del West
Minnie falls in love with a visitor to her saloon, Dick Johnson, not realising that he's really the notorious bandit Ramerrez. But Ranee the sheriff is determined to win Minnie's love and to bring the villain to justice. Set against a backdrop of the California Gold Rush, Puccini's opera returns to the Royal Opera House in a production by Piero Faggioni. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Royal Opera Chorus, Royal Opera House Orchestra, conductor Antonio Pappano Act
7.30 Interval: Opera Box Stephanie Hughes is joined at the Royal Opera House by Puccini expert Alexandra Wilson , and Christopher Cook talks to Monica Mason in the first of a series marking the 75th anniversary season of the Royal Ballet.
8.00 Act 2
8.45 Interval: Errand A short story by Raymond Carver , evoking the demise of Anton Chekhov at a hotel in the Alpine spa town of Badenweiler. Read by David Collins.
9.10 Act 3


Unknown: Dick Johnson
Production By: Piero Faggioni.
Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Alexandra Wilson
Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Monica Mason
Story By: Raymond Carver
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Read By: David Collins.
Minnie: Andrea Gruber (soprano)
Dick Johnson: Jose Cura (tenor)
Jack Ranee: Mark Delavan (baritone)
Nick: Francis Eqerton (tenor)
Ashby: Robert Lloyd (bass)
Jake Wallace: Jonathan Lemalu (bass)
Sonora: Mark Stone (baritone)
Bello: Grant Doyle (baritone)
Happy: Jared Holt (baritone)
Joe: Harry Nicoll (tenor)
Larkens: Graeme Broadbent (bass)
Trin: Hubert Francis (tenor)
Harry: Robert Murray (tenor)
Sid: Adrian Clarke (baritone)
Jose Castro: Jeremy White (bass)
Wowkle: Clare Shearer (mezzo)
Billy Jackrabbit: Graeme Danby (bass)
Postilion: Lee Hickenbottom (tenor)

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