Girls of the Golden West

San Francisco Opera

Sourced from historical writings, this world premiere opera follows remarkable characters who flock to Gold Country hoping to strike it rich but are quickly caught up in the optimism, greed and prejudices of a rapidly changing world.Music by John Adams | Libretto by Peter Sellars, drawn from original sources; Sung in English with English supertitles

This is what SF/Arts curator Jesse Hamlin had to say about Girls of the Golden West :

The new creation from the stellar team of composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars is a culture-clashing, violent Gold Rush tale peopled by miners, Native Americans and Mexicans, a Chinese prostitute, a freed slave and the real-life gold field chronicler called Dame Shirley, sung by soprano Julia Bullock.

Event Info
Nov 21 → Dec 10
Nov 21, 24, 29, Dec 2, 5 & 7 at 7:30 pm; Nov 26 & Dec 10 at 2 pm
War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness, San Francisco
Info: 565-3204
Venue: 864-3330
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