Verdi Opera La Forza del Destino by West Bay Opera
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The last date listed for La Forza del Destino was Sunday October 24, 2010 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Lucie Stern Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $42.00 - $48.00
- Our Price:
- $22.50 - $25.50
It's alive! Palo Alto Players presents Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' Broadway hit based on his classic 1974 movie. Brooks reunited with the creative team behind The Producers for a comedic re-imagining of the Frankenstein story. Follow young Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronkensteen") as he tries to complete his grandfather's work and bring a corpse back to life. He's aided by the hunchbacked, bulging-eyed Igor, his beautiful lab assistant, Inga and an eccentric housekeeper, Frau Blucher. Featuring larger-than-life characters and hilariously catchy tunes like "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is guaranteed to produce monstrous laughs. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Miss MoonshineRed Velvet
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I enjoyed this show, tho Verdi had a lot to do with it. I was expecting a rear seat (tho all seats are great, it's such a small theater) but the box office moved me to the front row, a little to the side. What a new and rewarding experience! The subtle eyelash flick towards the baton, the rare, soft, mini saliva spray, the larger than life characters. I would have liked more strings, tho the pit won't fit them, and more space for the crowd scenes, tho the stage won't provide it. I have wanted to see this opera since my first open-reel tape of it, and was thrilled. The performances of the three stars in the main storyline are marvellous, and the ending brings silence and near tears.
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.