La fanciulla del West

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Opera


Puccini’s gorgeous melodies and blazing orchestral colors are set against the backdrop of a gold-mining frontier town, where a poker-playing, pistol-wielding saloon owner finds herself in a love triangle with a handsome outlaw and the sheriff who is in hot pursuit of him. Greer Grimsley reprises the role of Sheriff Jack Rance, a role he last portrayed with Seattle Opera:

“Greer Grimsley’s Jack Rance… is a palpable, powerful force during every scene. Tall, commanding, and dark- voiced, Grimsley projects a remarkable blend of cynicism, honor, passion, and a devil-may-care attitude about life and death. He ignites the second act, in which three principals meet in Minnie’s cabin; his declaration to Minnie that he means to have her is accompanied by body language that would have a gal quaking in her cowgirl boots.” -Seattle Times