Venue Details

90 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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29 ratings
4.5 average rating
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72 events
34 reviews
29 stars
attended Oct 19 2008

pretty solid singing and the orchestra was terrific.

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Joanne Davidson
44 events
23 reviews
7 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
21 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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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

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.