Venue Details

99 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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Andrea
Leave time for parking as you may have to find a spot in the surrounding neighborhood.
Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) travel Oct 30 2014 star this tip starred
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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Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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20 events
6 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

Scenery, acting, and most singers were very good.

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13 events
5 reviews
23 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

This production was exquisite, and I could not have enjoyed it more, if it were at the Met. My seats were not too good,but I managed to move my head enough to see what I needed to see.

To tell you the truth, I am still feeling the joy that I...continued

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13 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

This is one of my favorite operas- so I was anticipating a great production from West Bay Opera. What I was not expecting was the contemporary setting- cell phones, i-pads, baseball bats, etc. This is a tragi-comedy but I felt that the comedy...continued

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Website

http://www.wbopera.org/

Description

Arguably Mozart’s best and most dramatically accomplished opera, and considered by some to be the best opera ever written,_ Don Giovanni _packs in arias and ensembles of tremendous technical challenge and sublime beauty. Combining tragedy, humor and astonishing depth of characterization, _Don Giovanni _is a piece sure to dazzle and inspire, and it is the world’s seventh most performed opera.

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.