Venue Details

136 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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"Lucia di Lammermoor"
9 ratings
4.7 average rating
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24 events
17 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

Everything about this production is wonderful- the cast, the staging, the costumes, the music.
In the discussion after Sunday's performance, one woman who saw Sutherland in the part of Lucia in the 50's said that Ms. Bard (Lucia) surpassed that-...continued

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26 events
11 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

I'm always amazed at the wonderful scenery in this small venue, and this was no exception. Lucia's voice is outstanding in a difficult role!!

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10 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

Voices were sublime and overall production was very good. Glad we attended.

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Composed in 1832, at the height of Donizetti’s fame, and based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott, Lucia is the ultimate tragic tale. Forced into a marriage of convenience, Lucia ends up losing her mind and murdering her husband on her wedding night. Revived by the legendary Maria Callas in 1952, Lucia is a tour de force for coloratura sopranos, especially the mad scene, but the score goes well beyond that, showcasing a wealth of ensembles, arias and sublime choral writing.

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