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Orfeo ed Euridice

Orfeo-120908-v1
Sunday February 22, 2009 / 2:00pm
Orfeo ed Euridice
5 tickets
Rear Orchestra
1305 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Acts I-II was excruciating slow. I can't stand female singing male role. It may be the same range-soprano, but it is different sounding. At times the Orfeo character seemed to try too hard to sound manly, thus taking away from the naturalness and beauty of the singer's own voice. Act III duets between Orfeo and Euridice was amazing because both finally conveyed passionate grief in their voice. The fairy popping in and out was silly and distracting. I was expecting a greek tragedy and because of the modern dancing and custome incorporated into the performance, I just was not convinced by the story. The theater is small enough that any seats would provide great views and sound.

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Casual
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Parking lot gets full quickly, lots of street parking in neighborhood
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Go early and stop in Town and Village 3 blocks past opera theater on R side of Embarcadero