FREE Opera Preview Event in Palo Alto: La boheme
Come join us for an hour-long guided tour of La bohème, including some of the best arias and ensembles, to get you ready for the fully-staged performances which open October 12.
InterNations Reception at 21:00 - Meet and mingle with our Silicon Valley members! The cost is free for Albatross and only $10 for Basic members. Reception includes light refreshments.
For those who want to attend the Opera Preview, come at 20:00.
Hear highlights of the opera, performed by the principal singers on this all-star cast, including up-and-coming soprano Julie Adams (SF Opera) and tenor Nathan Granner.
"Puccini’s La bohème Preview at West Bay Opera
Preview with piano
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
1313 Newell Road - Palo Alto
This time, we've moved the action to San Francisco in contemporary times, to highlight the plight of artists dealing with displacement and even homelessness, while trying to survive in America's richest and most expensive city.
Performance starts at 20:00 (8pm) sharp and ends approximately at 21:00 (9:00pm) with the reception immediately following.
*Please arrive by 19:45 (7:45pm) to find the venue and get a seat. Seating is first come, first serve.
If you have never attended an opera or aren't sure if you can sit through a full opera, then this event will be a great introduction for you!
After the preview, we will be able to meet the opera singers!
The preview will be followed by open Q&A and light refreshments where we can meet each other and talk afterwards.
*I have attended these previews and they are really a treat to be up close to the performers and hear a few highlights of the opera in an informal setting.
It's casual, so no need to dress up, but wonderful if you do!
GUEST LIST CLOSES: Oct. 4 at 10am
Tickets for the main performances will be sold at the Preview at a 30% DISCOUNT for InterNations members only.
More info available at http://www.westbayopera.org/ or by calling the WBO Box Office 650-424-9999