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136 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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"Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci"
14 ratings
4.4 average rating
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15 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 12 2007

Two Opera Acts in one night - very awesome. English Subtitles made it easier to enjoy the opera very much. Good Pick!

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25 events
6 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 21 2007

Outstanding for a small opera group. I highly recommend it to newbies as well as opera buffs like me.
I think the choir could be improved a bit but the soloists were superb.

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14 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 20 2007

I was very impressed with Cavalleria Rusticana: great performance, loved the leading mezzo soprano and tenor.

On a negative note: the theater box office could do a better job – very long line just to pick a ticket ….

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Description

Southern Italian village life, dominated by a peculiar mix of Church morals and the Sicilian code of honor, provides the backdrop for these two verismo masterpieces about love and betrayal. In Cavalleria rusticana, tipped off by Santuzza, the betrayed and pregnant girlfriend, Alfio kills Turiddu, his wife’s lover, in a knife fight. In Pagliacci, blurring the line between performance and life, Canio the clown kills both Nedda, his wife, and Silvio, her lover, on the circus stage in front of a stunned audience.

Performed in Italian with English titles.

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