La Fanciulla del West at ROH

JosÈ Cura and Andrea Gruber (Photo by Catherine Ashmore)by Andrew Clements [Guardian, 17 September 2005]

Piero Faggioni’s 1977 staging of Puccini’s spaghetti western, La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) hasn’t been seen at Covent Garden for 10 years, but it has remained fondly regarded for the sheer monumentality of its sets by James Bond movie designer Ken Adam.