SAN FRANCISCO OPERA TO PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF
GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST
A NEW OPERA BY JOHN ADAMS WITH A LIBRETTO BY PETER SELLARS
WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE, FALL 2017
The new work, set during the 1850s California Gold Rush, is a
San Francisco Opera Co-Commission with
The Dallas Opera, Dutch National Opera and Teatro La Fenice
Cutesy is just not going to work in this case, although if they don't change the opera's name, opera houses in Anglophone countries will have to use La Fanciulla del West for Puccini's masterpiece.
The press release has nothing about casting, stage design, lighting, or costumes, but it refers to Sellars as "director/librettist," so I believe we can safely assume who will direct.
Given the many, many problems with the Doctor Atomic libretto, I wish that a librettist had been hired to write this libretto, but maybe Gene Scheer and J. D. McClatchy didn't have room on their calendars.