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136 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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"Carmen"
29 ratings
4.5 average rating
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Joanne Sobel
64 events
29 reviews
13 stars
attended Oct 17 2008

West Bay Opera couldn't be any better! Are we lucky to have such 1st class entertainment in our area!
Joanne Sobel

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Bev
24 events
13 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 19 2008

I like this venue. They just had the AC turned up a bit high but the sound was decent and the set and performances were good.

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60 events
13 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 17 2008

Very good music and performers. We really enjoyed it.

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Description

Carmen, a sensuous gypsy in 1870s Seville, lives in the moment, and her zest for life makes men flock to her. Don José, a soldier, is no exception. Falling madly in love with Carmen, he abandons his first love, neglects his mother, becomes a deserter and joins Carmen and the gypsy smugglers. But Carmen soon loses interest in him, and rejects him in favor of Escamillo, the bullfighter. Desperately jealous, Don José kills her.

Sung in French with English supertitles.

Music by George Bizet

Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

After the novella by Prosper Mérimée

Conductor: Michel Singher

Director: David Cox

David Grinspoon: <em>Shaping Our Planet's Future</em> <em>Daddy Long Legs</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>She Loves Me</em> <em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em>