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Spotlight: Opera Orlando's "The Girl Of The Golden West" Takes Over Cheyenne Saloon

"The Girl of the Golden West" promotional photo courtesy of Opera Orlando
"The Girl of the Golden West" promotional photo courtesy of Opera Orlando

Opera Orlando is out and about this weekend with an "On The Town" event featuring a performance with some unexpected cowboy flair.

For one thing, Puccini's "The Girl of the Golden West" starts in a saloon...to be precise, it starts at Church Street Station's Cheyenne Saloon. At least, Opera Orlando's version does.

Opera Orlando’s executive and artistic director Gabriel Preisser shares the specifics with 90.7's Nicole Darden Creston.

Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversation.

Find more information on Opera Orlando's presentation of "The Girl of the Golden West" on Opera Orlando's website.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.