Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West
MARCH 14 & 16, 2014
Puccini’s opera was the first work ever commissioned by New York’s Metropolitan Opera, which recently said of it “Giacomo Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (“The Girl of the Golden West”), first heard a century ago, is set in the American West during the California Gold Rush. Peopled with ruthless bandits, rough-talking but goodhearted miners, a cynical sheriff, and one remarkable female tavern-keeper, it tells a story of love, money, justice, and forgiveness that is as thrilling as any Western movie, wrapped in an unmistakably Italian score. You could even call it the world’s first “spaghetti Western.”
Eugene Opera’s production is conducted by our Music Director, Andrew Bisantz, and directed by David Lefkowich. The cast features Metropolitan Opera stars Emily Pulley, Raul Melo, and Aaron St. Clair Nicholson.
Find out more about the opera at www.fanciulla100.org.
Girl of the Golden West, March 14
Girl of the Golden West, March 16