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Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
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"La Forza del Destino"
8 ratings
4.3 average rating
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13 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 15 2010

This is one of Verdi's greatest operas, and it received a good treatment by West Bay Opera. The singing quality exceeded our (my wife's and mine) expectations. The orchestra, though, was not as good. As one of the other reviers said, it needed...continued

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 23 2010

A life time Opera lover, especially of Verdi, attended for the first time, the W.Bay Opera & was favourably impressed by the level of professionalism: beautiful voices & expressive performances.
The venue size is intimate, making all seats, even...continued

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 24 2010

An absolutely fabulous afternoon at the opera. I've had spills as well as thrills from West Bay Opera in the past, but this performance of La Forza del Destino was world class. Another reviewer said he was almost in tears at the final trio. With...continued

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Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Conductor: Michel Singher  

Director: David F. Ostwald  

This late Verdi piece, written right before Don Carlo, boasts perhaps the most famous Verdi overture and plenty of memorable arias, ensembles and choral highlights, in a dramatically compelling and dynamic score.

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.