• The closing scene from the world premiere of La Fanciulla del West at the Met on Dec. 10, 1910.
    Photo: Metropolitan Opera View photos from the Met archive of past productions of La Fanciulla del West at the Met, starting with the world premiere in 1910.
  • Enrico Caruso sang the role of Dick Johnson in the world premiere of Puccini's Wild West opera at the Met in 1910.
  • The card scene from the 1910 world premiere, with Emmy Destinn (left) as Minnie and Pasquale Amato as Jack Rance..
  • With the exception of the title role and the secondary character of Wowkle, Fanciulla featured an all-male ensemble and chorus in the world premiere production in 1910. Seen here are some of the miners in Act I.
  • A scene from the 1929 production of Fanciulla, with Maria Jeritza (center) as Minnie and Lawrence Tibbett (with cigar and top hat) as Jack Rance.
  • Act III in the 1961 production with Richard Tucker as Dick Johnson, Leontyne Price as Minnie, and Anselmo Colzani as Jack Rance.
    Photo: Metropolitan Opera
  • Dorothy Kirsten sang Minnie in several performances of Fanciulla in the 1960s and early 1970s.
    Photo: Metropolitan Opera Archives
  • Barbara Daniels as Minnie and Sherrill Milnes as Jack Rance in the 1991 premiere of the current Giancarlo Del Monaco production.
  • Plácido Domingo as Dick Johnson in the 1991 production.