La fanciulla del West

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

City: 
Minneapolis, MN

Company: 
Minnesota Opera

Details: 

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