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Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Leave time for parking as you may have to find a spot in the surrounding neighborhood.
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Mike's Cafe Etc is a good pre-show dining spot - tasty food, nice atmosphere, quick service. Or pick up a burrito at Sancho's.
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98 reviews
17 stars
attended May 29 2010

as usual, WBO delivers a great experience at a bargain price (meaning their full price). They make the most of their cost and space limitations with maximum creativity, and are able to attract great voices. I would encourage Goldstar members...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 29 2010

first time to West Bay Opera--impressed with the talent and the set considering size of theater.
sold out performance with standing ovation for the lead--Violetta..

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1 stars
attended May 21 2010

Small stage, but great performances, costumes, and sets.

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Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Conductor John Kendall Bailey

Director Richard Harrell

Sung in Italian, with English titles

Violetta, a Parisian courtesan, falls in love with Alfredo. She leaves high society behind for a blissful life with him in the country. But their happiness is short lived. Alfredo’s father convinces her to abandon his son, in order to save the family’s honor. Gravely ill and destitute, she lives long enough to see Alfredo finally return to her and dies in his arms. Verdi’s most famous opera, La traviata features some of the best known arias and ensembles in the entire opera repertoire, in a score of unparalleled elegance and great dramatic sweep.

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.