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90 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
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17 ratings
4.4 average rating
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21 events
3 reviews
7 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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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... continued

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6 reviews
2 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.

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.