GTMF Presents Puccini’s The Girl of The Golden West A Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD Broadcast This Thursday


The Grand Teton Music Festival’s exciting season of Live in HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continues this Thursday, December 13 at 7PM with Puccini’s wild west opera The Girl of the Golden West.

Considered by Puccini himself as “the best opera I have written,” The Girl of the Golden West is a spirited production set during the California Gold Rush. The title character is one of the composer’s most appealing heroines—a strong, independent woman determined to win the man she loves. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek is Puccini’s gun-slinging, tough-as-nails girl and tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes a heralded return to the Met stage as the outlaw she loves. Marco Armiliato conducts, and Susanna Phillips hosts the broadcast’s exclusive interviews with cast.

The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to share the Met’s historic productions with the Jackson Hole community. This year, the series is presented at the Jackson Hole Twin Cinema—295 West Pearl Avenue. Doors open at 6:45PM.

Reserve your tickets for the 2018–2019 season through our website. Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children. To purchase tickets and learn more about the season, visit

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Grand Teton Music Festival: or 307.733.3050.


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