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War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-3330
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4 stars
Parking isn't too hard to find nor too expensive if you go to a night show. However matinee take public transit!
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San Francisco Opera: "The Girl of the Golden West"
3 ratings
4.7 average rating
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 02 2010

The cast was excellent. They did a wonderful job with Puccini's opera. Also the seats through Goldstar were fantastic...as usual.

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Quotes & Highlights

See video excerpts from the opera at the SF Opera website.

Description

 A crafty criminal. A suspicious sheriff. A frontier woman with a tender heart who knows how to shoot a gun. If they sound like characters from a classic Western, they are—except their gunfights and poker games are set to a brilliant, blazing score. A love triangle set during the California Gold Rush, the work Puccini considered “the best of my operas,” returns home for the first time in three decades in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Nicola Luisotti conducts a rip-snortin’ cast led by Deborah Voigt, “a soprano of penetrating power and clarity” (The New York Times), and Salvatore Licitra, “a tenor at the top of his form” (San Francisco Chronicle).