Deemed by Puccini himself as one of his greatest works, The Girl of the Golden West premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1910. The story follows a card-playing, bible reading Saloon owner Minnie beloved who must face a decision between love and the law during the gold rush era of California. The audience will be a part of the action, transported to the Wild West in the iconic setting of the Cheyenne Saloon and the Ceviche Ballroom. Specialty cocktails, appetizers, and desserts will add to the evening with cash bars also available.
ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Sung in English to a translation by Scott Marley.
The "Girl" of the Golden West is none other than the saloon owner herself, Minnie, played by internationally acclaimed soprano Amy Cofield, who gets mixed up with a renegade tenor Dick Johnson played by Ben Gulley, last seen as Rodolfo in Opera Orlando's critically acclaimed production of La Boheme. Opera Orlando's own Robin Jensen serves as music director with theatre veteran Alan Bruun as stage director and members of the Victorian performance troupe Phantasmagoria (last seen in 2019's "Pagliacci/Pulcinella) will be featured, bringing unique brand of performance to create the immersive world of "The Old West.”
Michelle Engleman - Production Manager/Stage Manager
Grant Preisser - Technical Director
Alison Reid - Costume Designer
Listen to excerpts from The Girl of the Golden West.