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Giacomo Puccini's

La Fanciulla del West

(The Girl of the Golden West)

Puccini’s rarely performed masterwork La Fanciulla del West is a romantic Western epic featuring one of opera’s greatest scores and lushest orchestrations. The two casts are led by internationally acclaimed sopranos Susan Bullock and Jill Gardner in the title role of Minnie, who stands alongside Tosca and Butterfly as one of Puccini’s greatest heroines. The 75-member Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra appears on stage with the Maryland Lyric Opera Chorus and is conducted by Music Director Louis Salemno.

Venue: The Music Center at Strathmore

Date: September 14 & 15, 2018


Jose Castro: Jose Sacín

Trin: Tim Augustin‡

Bello: Yazid Gray * 

Harry: Jesús Daniel Hernández ± 

Joe: Mauricio Miranda ± 

Happy: Hunter Enoch *± 

Sid: Jeffrey Gates

Larkens: Ethan Lee Greene

Postiglione: Antonio Chase * 

Minnie: Susan Bullock/Jill Gardner

Jack Rance: Mark Delavan/Aleksey Bogdanov *± 

Dick Johnson: Jonathan Burton/Yi Li *± 

Nick: Joseph Michael Brent * 

Ashby: Kenneth Kellogg *± 

Sonora: SeungHyeon Baek * 

Wowkle: Catherine Martin ‡

Jake Wallace/Billy Jackrabbit: Norman Garrett ± 

* Alumnus of MDLO Young Artist Institute

± Alumnus of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

‡ MDLO Competition Winner

Production Team:

Louis Salemno, Conductor

Steven Gathman, Chorus Master

Jose Miguel Cueto, Concert Master 

Jim Kelly, Orchestra Contractor

Jose Sacín, Chorus Contractor

Husan Park, Assistant Conductor

Hai Jin, Assistant Conductor

Kyle Schick, Production Manager

Joan Sullivan-Genthe, Lighting Designer

Appearing September 14, 2018

Mark Delavan   ,  Jack Rance

Mark Delavan, Jack Rance

Jonathan Burton  , Dick Johnson

Jonathan Burton, Dick Johnson

Appearing September 15, 2018

Jill Gardner, Minnie

Aleksey Bogdanov  , Jack Rance

Aleksey Bogdanov, Jack Rance

Yi Li, Dick Johnson

Appearing September 14 & 15, 2018

Norman Garrett  , Jake Wallace

Norman Garrett, Jake Wallace

Ethan Lee Greene,  Jim Larkens

Ethan Lee Greene, Jim Larkens

Antonio Chase , Un Postiglione

Antonio Chase, Un Postiglione

Yazid Gray  , Bello

Yazid Gray, Bello

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