Jill Gardner | Review: “The Girl of the Golden West” at Virginia Opera
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Review: “The Girl of the Golden West” at Virginia Opera

Posted by Julie in News, Review, Virginia Opera 04 Dec 2017

“Jill Gardner as Minnie gets what is surely one of the greatest entrances for any soprano, firing a shot to settle down the quarreling miners in her saloon. The next thing we know, she’s reading to them from the Bible—a lesson about forgiveness that will prove prophetic. Just in her first scene alone, we’re given examples of Minnie’s strength, intelligence, self-sufficiency, shyness, and compassion.

Gardner invested this endearing character with great fierceness and great tenderness by turns, and sang with clarity and sweetness of tone.”

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Read Gina Dalfonzo’s review in it’s entirety on the DC Metro Theater Arts website…

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