The opera, Girls of the Golden West, is scheduled at San Francisco Opera in November.
The director Peter Sellars tells Richard Fairman in the FT:
‘He is six minutes from the end. I’ve heard the first half of the finale . . . The subject matter is the Californian gold rush of 1851-52 and the huge shift that happened as people poured in from around the world, creating the first multicultural encounter. The opera is going to be hilarious, totally high-energy, and the music is fleet and alive, without a shred of self-pity. And its deeper strains are arriving perfectly on cue for the Trump era.’
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