Stepping Out

WBO's 'Trittico' closes Sunday

West Bay Opera’s first production of the complete “Puccini Trittico” (“The Triptych”) – three short operas performed in one evening – is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

“Il Tabarro” (“The Cloak”) is a love triangle that ends in murder; “Suor Angelica” (“Sister Angelica”) tells the tragic story of a young woman banished to a convent by her family for having an illegitimate baby; and “Gianni Schicchi” is a farce about a dead man’s greedy relatives scheming to get their hands on his money.

José Luis Moscovich, West Bay Opera’s general director, conducts the cast. San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Toni Marie Palmertree stars as Giorgetta in “Il Tabarro” and sings the title role in “Angelica.” The cast also includes baritone Krassen Karagiozov, Bulgarian bass-baritone Kiril Havezov, SFO Adler Fellow Matthew Stump, mezzo-soprano Patrice Houston, Russian mezzo-soprano Anna Yelizarova, soprano Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai and Mexican tenor Alonso Sicairos in his company debut.

The fully staged production features period costumes by Callie Floor, sets designed by Peter Crompton, video projections by Frederic Boulay and makeup design by Lisa Cross.

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $40-$83.

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

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