Venue Details

90 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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Reviews & Ratings

23 ratings
3.9 average rating
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22 events
8 reviews
24 stars
attended Feb 22 2008

Fabulous production; singers had excellent voices, acting and comedic skills. Elisabeth Russ as Despina was a particular standout....when she was onstage I could not watch anyone else!

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 23 2008

Hi: We enjoyed very much the show. Thank you.

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18 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 17 2008

very enjoyable would consider going again

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Website

http://www.wbopera.org/0708/Cosi/index.html

Description

Conductor: Barbara Day Turner

Director: Douglas Nagel

In 1700s Naples, Don Alfonso convinces two young officers, Ferrando and Guglielmo, to test the faithfulness of their girlfriends, Dorabella and Fiordiligi. Mozart wrote some of his most sublime operatic music for Così fan tutte, as he and master librettist Lorenzo da Ponte poked fun at a practice well known to the Viennese Court—girlfriend (and boyfriend) swapping. It’s betrayal of love, with a happy ending.

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.