The Girl of the Golden West

The Girl of the Golden West

The Girl of the Golden West
After the success of his opera Madame Butterfly , Puccini returned to the source of its inspiration, David Belasco. Belasco, playwright for Madame Butterfly had also written The Girl of the Golden West, and Puccini selected that drama for his next opera. This opera was the first World premiere premiere for the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. It went on to be a huge success all over the United States. The Opera is set in California during the 1849 Gold Rush. Minnie the camp girl has fallen in love with Dick Johnson, who is really Ramerrez, a notorious bandit who is being hunted by Sheriff Jack Rance. In the scene, Dick Johnson has entered the bar and having ordered a drink, is joined by Minnie. Sheriff Jack Rance is at the bar becoming increasingly jealous.


This picture is a label spotters dream with vineyards featured from Heitz Cellar The Hess Collection, Trefethen, Heitz Cellar, Opus One, Jaeger Vineyards, Robert Mondavi Domaine Chandon and Rutherford Vintners

Original picture

This picture is SOLD

Actual size of Orginal
26 inches x 32 inches 67cm x 81.5cm

Signed Giclee print
........$595.00.........345.00........480.00 euros

Signed limited edition of 195 pieces, signed and numbered by the artist.
Mounted on conservation grade matting, cellophane wrapped and with a certificate of authenticity. The quality of the printing is superb. All the details that are so vital in Valentino's work can be clearly seen.

Actual size of the image
40cm x 50cm 16 inches x 20 inches

Overall size including the mount
60cm x 70cm 24 inches x 28 inches



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