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Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Wagner's "Der fliegende Holländer"
17 ratings
4.4 average rating
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26 events
3 reviews
12 stars
attended May 25 2008

WOW! The cast was uniformly excellent and the sets beautiful. Many times opera fails to deliver an emotional punch, but this one came through from start to finish! Go see it!

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24 events
13 reviews
0 stars
attended May 24 2008

The stage and orchestra setting is quite deceiving. It looks very small but there's basically a pit where the orchestra is that isn't visible from the audience. As for the stage, there didn't seem to be one, but then the screen goes up and there's...continued

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18 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended May 24 2008

Saw the same opera in San Francisco a year or two ago and this one beat it, hands down. It was great and the price was right. Really made you think about the story - and for once, opera made sense.

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Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

(in German with English titles)

Conductor: José Luis Moscovich

Director: David Ostwald

For centuries, the Flying Dutchman sails the seas, condemned to live until he can find salvation in the love of a truly faithful woman. Senta, a teenage village girl on the Norwegian coast, proves faithful to the death. This is love, betrayal, and redemption Wagner style. Der fliegende Holländer is an early work of genius, and the last of Wagner’s italianate operas.

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