The Girl(s) of the Golden West

Having addressed Tosca and Manon Lescaut Lulu Obermayer now dedicates herself to the third of Puccini’s operas, La Fanciulla del West, set during the Gold Rush in California of 1849/50. Opera meets Western film: The Girl(s) of the Golden West breaks with typical representations of gender in both genres. Instead of a lonesome cowboy, Minnie, who is a typical protagonist in neither a western nor an opera, is explored for her feminist potential. In her solo performance Lulu Obermayer inscribes herself into plot, libretto and score.

Concept und Performance: Lulu Obermayer
Design: Benjamin Röder
Sound- und Lightdesign: Michele Piazzi
Artistic Production: Rat & Tat Kulturbüro
PR: Kathrin Schäfer KulturPR 

20. September 2018, HochX München

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Funded by the City of Munich, Department of Arts and Culture and “Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse München”.