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John Adams, Peter Sellars and Girls of the Golden West

San Francisco Opera's world premiere of "Girls of the Golden West," set during the 1850s California Gold Rush, was created by the renowned team: composer John Adams and director/librettist Peter Sellars. Sellars and San Francisco Opera general director Matthew Shilvock will discuss the production and its mix of wildness, optimism, greed, violence, humor and racial prejudices in the stories of three Gold Rush women whose lives intersected in a small mining community in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1850. "Girls of the Golden West" is based on factual events and persons.

MLF Organizer Name
Anne W. Smith

MLF: Arts, Humanities

In Association with San Francisco Opera

October 30, 2017

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Peter Sellars
Renowned Librettist and Director; Director, "Nixon in China"
Matthew Shilvock
General Director, San Francisco Opera