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Palo Alto Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - February 21, 2014

West Bay's 'Elisir' is pure magic

Desire and folly, sung beautifully, delight the audience

by Renee Batti

We mortal creatures are never more prone to folly than when driven by want — desire for wealth, for status and fame. And of course, for love. Desire and folly are frequent players in 19th-century opera, and one of the most robustly entertaining examples has arrived on the local stage: West Bay Opera's brilliantly staged "L'Elisir d'Amore" is being performed through this weekend in Palo Alto.

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Renee Batti, news editor of the Weekly's sister newspaper, The Almanac, can be emailed at rbatti@almanacnews.com.

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