Fri10242014

Stepping Out

West Bay previews opera Thursday in PA

West Bay Opera has scheduled a free preview of “L’elisir d’amore” 8 p.m. Thursday at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.

Sung in Italian with English titles, “L’elisir d’amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) is a new production of Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera.

It is the story of a country bumpkin who falls in love with a beautiful and inaccessible landowner, whom he wins over with the help of an Italian-style snake- oil salesman.

The preview is with piano.

“L’elisir d’amore” opens next week. Performances are slated 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 22, and 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Tickets are $40-$75.

For tickets and more information, call 424-9999 or visit wbopera.org.

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