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Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West / Stella, De Fabritiis

Puccini / Stella / Nhk Sym Orch / De Fabritiis
Release Date: 09/09/2008 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4439  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio OnestiAnna di StasioAnselmo ColzaniAntonietta Stella,   ... 
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra TokyoNikikai ChorusFujiwara Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 15 Mins. 

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The historic 1963 Japanese premiere of this rarely-performed masterpiece, featuring a magnificent cast led by the great singing actress Antonietta Stella, whose fearless approach to the vocally and dramatically demanding title role is a model of Puccini style. Also starring tenor Gastone Limarilli as Dick Johnson and Anselmo Colzani as Jack Rance. The NHK Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Oliviero De Fabritiis. Embedded Japanese subtitles remain on screen throughout, with additional options to view subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. DVD Bonus: An exclusive interview with Antonietta Stella (Rome, 2008).

135 minutes (plus 24-minute bonus interview), black & white, mono, All regions. Read more />
Opera in Three Acts
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini, after the play by David Belasco
Stage Director: Bruno Nofri

Minnie: Antonietta Stella
Dick Johnson: Gastone Limarilli
Jack Rance: Anselmo Colzani
Nick: Mario Guggia
Ashby/Jake Wallace: Bruno Marangoni
Sonora: Arturo La Porta
Wowkle: Anna Di Stasio
Sid/Billy Jackrabbit/Jose Castro: Giorgio Onesti
Trin: Antonio Saba
Bello: Marco Scotti
Harry: Augusto Pedroni
Joe: Antonio Pirino
Happy: Paolo Mazzotta
Larkens: Mario Rinaudo
Postman: Takeshi Nakamura

NHK Symphony Orchestra
Nikikai Chorus Group and the Fujiwara Opera Chorus Group
Oliviero De Fabritiis, conductor

November 2, 1963
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
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Works on This Recording

La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Onesti (Bass), Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano), Anselmo Colzani (Baritone),
Antonietta Stella (Soprano), Gastone Limarilli (Tenor), Mario Guggia (Tenor),
Arturo La Porta (Baritone), Bruno Marangoni (Bass)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo,  Nikikai Chorus,  Fujiwara Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/02/1963 
Venue:  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Japan 

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