San Francisco [print], Frank Marryat
Girls of the Golden West (2017)Duration: 145 minutes
Libretto compiled from original sources by Peter Sellars (E)
hS.S.M.3T.Bar. Male 4tet, Men's Chorus, dancer, 3(=picc).3(=corA).3(=Ebcl, bcl).3(=dbn)-18.104.22.168-perc(2)-pft-accordion-gtr-strings(22.214.171.124.5) Sound Design as detailed by Mark Grey
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA
Peter Sellars, director/librettist
Conductor: Grant Gershon
Company: San Francisco Opera
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Time and Place
Act I: Rich Bar, a mining camp on the Feather River in the Sierra Mountains; Act II: Downieville, California; early 1850s.
Girls of the Golden West takes place in mining camps in the Sierra Mountains during the California Gold Rush of the early 1850s. The libretto texts are drawn from original Gold Rush song lyrics; from first-hand accounts by Louise Clappe, Ramón Gil Navarro and Mark Twain; from texts by Alfonsina Storni; and from contemporary newspaper articles, letters, journals, speeches and slogans.
History, Relationships, Society