Venue Details

97 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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Alan
Mike's Cafe Etc is a good pre-show dining spot - tasty food, nice atmosphere, quick service. Or pick up a burrito at Sancho's.
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arleen kluger
The weather was sunny but indoors always bring a jacket or sweater for air is on!. I wore pants.
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attended Feb 24 2013

Voices were sublime and overall production was very good. Glad we attended.

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attended Feb 15 2013

I'm always amazed at the wonderful scenery in this small venue, and this was no exception. Lucia's voice is outstanding in a difficult role!!

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Website

http://www.wbopera.org

Description

Composed in 1832, at the height of Donizetti’s fame, and based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott, Lucia is the ultimate tragic tale. Forced into a marriage of convenience, Lucia ends up losing her mind and murdering her husband on her wedding night. Revived by the legendary Maria Callas in 1952, Lucia is a tour de force for coloratura sopranos, especially the mad scene, but the score goes well beyond that, showcasing a wealth of ensembles, arias and sublime choral writing.

About the Ticket Supplier: West Bay Opera

Performing both the familiar and the adventurous, West Bay Opera seeks to please and challenge singers and audiences with three productions per season, one each in October, February, and May. The repertoire includes standard popular works, lesser-known operas and operettas, and occasionally operas by modern composers. Some of West Bay Opera’s greatest successes result from undertaking formidable artistic challenges. Past accomplishments include Bellini’s rarely-performed Norma, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in the original Russian, and Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer. The principal consideration is always to give talented young opera singers an opportunity to perform challenging roles and, in turn, to give audiences the pleasure of hearing these singers on their way to fame.