Venue Details

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Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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Casual is fine, but many local audience members dress up.
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Ample street parking.
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Sweets and wine, coffee, and soft drinks sold in lobby, by the Opera Guild. Low prices.
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Water for $2, and a Costco cookie for $2 rather high.
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It seems more appropriate to dress us a bit instead of going in t shirts and jeans.
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I didn't get any refreshments. I feel they are ulnnecessary and messy.
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Description

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.