Venue Details

Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 23 members
Review from a.rothblatt
Red Velvet 28 events 9 reviews

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!

reviewed Feb 22 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Stacey W.
43 events 18 reviews

Really a very professional performance for a local, small troupe. Wish more people would try these types of performances to help support. Show was amusing and excellent singers. Comedic opera is great for the beginner like me. Easy to...continued

reviewed Feb 16 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Steven Wohl
47 events 18 reviews

very enjoyable would consider going again

reviewed Feb 17 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from David Sorokurs
21 events 7 reviews

Great voices and acting, performed classicly as a romantic comedy, in a very Mozart's way, just a little bit sexier

reviewed Feb 16 2008 report as inappropriate
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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.

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