A&E

Comedy and love on West Bay Opera stage

Italian grand opera? It doesn't get much more convoluted than "L'Elisir d'Amore" -- or more colorful and fun. One of the most popular operas in the entire repertoire, Donizetti's "Elisir" opens this weekend on the West Bay Opera stage.

A Sunday (Feb. 16) performance begins at 2 p.m. in the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Other performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.

"Elisir" -- or "The Elixir or Love" -- is being sung in Italian, with supertitles from a new translation prepared by West Bay's general director Jose Luis Moscovich, who also conducts the opera orchestra. It features Venezuelan soprano Maria Fernanda Brea as Adina and tenor Chester Pidduck as Nemorino.

Baritone Igor Vieira sings the role of the huckster Dr. Dulcamara, and baritone Krassen Karagiozov is Belcore, the military sergeant who is set to wed Adina until she admits she's really in love with the impoverished peasant Nemorino. And love-struck Nemorino? He's convinced Adina loves him because he swallowed the love potion sold to him by the quack Dr. Dulcamara.

The production is directed by David Cox.

Tickets are $40 to $75, and are available online at WBOpera.org or by calling 424-9999.

Go to WBOpera.org for more information.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Ray Rice and Domestic Violence
By Chandrama Anderson | 16 comments | 1,483 views

Company partners with Coupa Cafe to launch mobile payment app
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,482 views

For the Love of Pie
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,093 views

All Parking Permits Should Have a Fee
By Steve Levy | 9 comments | 872 views

A Tale of Two Suburbs
By Paul Bendix | 4 comments | 515 views