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139 Star Starred
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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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.

<em>Il trittico</em> <em>A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine</em> Palo Alto Players' 3-Show Laugh Pack <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em> <em>Crimes of the Heart</em> <em>Comedy Without Apology</em>