A classic Western, The Girl of the Golden West offers a handsome outlaw in disguise, a sheriff in hot pursuit and a garter-snapping, pistol-packing, poker-playing heroine who will do anything to save the man she loves.
Performed in Italian with English supertitles, the story is set during the year 1849 capturing the exciting era of the Gold Rush. The Girl of the Golden West has a strong-willed leading lady unlike any character written by Puccini .
The American West fascinated Puccini, and California during the Gold Rush was the perfect setting for one of his most memorable leading ladies. If you love Butterfly and Tosca, then you'll love The Girl of the Golden West’s Minnie, too!
What: The Girl of the Golden West
When: Mar. 21 & 23, 2014
Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Where: Clowes Memorial Hall - Butler University 4602 Sunset Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46208
Indianapolis Opera is teaming up with the Eiteljorg Museum to enhance this opera experience with two events at the Museum. On Saturday, February 15 at 1 p.m. the Museum will screen the 1938 film version of The Girl of the Golden West, based on the play by David Belasco and featuring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. On Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m.the Museum will present a panel discussion on “Myths and Realities of the 19th Century West,” with Eiteljorg curator James Nottage, Indianapolis Opera’s artistic director James Caraher, and guest stage director John Hoomes. Both events at the Eiteljorg are free with Museum Admission.
What: The Girl of the Golden West (1938 film)
When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m.
What: “Myths and Realities of the 19th Century West”
When: Saturday, Mar. 8 at 1 p.m.
Where: Eitlejorg Museum | 500 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
Single tickets are available, starting at just $25, at the Clowes Hall Box Office, charge-by-phone (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, please visit www.indyopera.org
Jordan Bishop | Bohlsen Group
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