"Perhaps we assumed that the affordable price and nearby venue foretold an amateur, second-rate production. We are thrilled to say that nothing could be further from the truth. WBO’s production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) features first-class singers, a top-notch orchestra, and an all-around sparkling production."
Steve and Suzanne Cooper - Splash Magazine - Click here to read the full review.
"Eugene Brancoveanu finds the right concoction of spry humor and swirling passions this tale of romantic love and clashing cultures invites. In another auspicious debut, bass Kevin Thompson turns his first West Bay outing into a triumph as the menacing and propulsively funny Turkish body guard Osmin."
" Conductor José Luis Moscovich supplied firm control of the proceedings from the pit at Sunday afternoon’s performance. The coordination of singers and the orchestra was admirable. "
Steven Winn - San Francisco Classical Voice - Click here to read the full review.
"The first of many surprises is the fact that a "singspiel" (German dialogue interspersed with music and song) can keep an audience's rapt attention for more than three hours."
Mort Levine - Palo Alto Weekly - Click here to read the full review.
"Little West Bay Opera has gone big again, very big, with a fiery, rapturous production of Verdi's Il trovatore."
"...the audience was swept away in three hours of superb opera..."
Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice - Click here to read the full review.
"While two or three top talents can carry a show, the presence of five exceptionally strong singers made this a night to savor."
"West Bay’s production, on the other hand, immersed us in the drama from the start with an intimate hall and five young singers who had both vocal chops and flashes of vitality."
Adam Broner, Repeat Performances - Click here to read the full review.
"this is a wonderful Flute..."
Jason Serinus, San Francisco Classical Voice - Click here to read the full review.
"...plucky West Bay Opera continues to amaze with its ambitious mounting of this most complex operatic masterwork..."
"WBO pulled all the stops, filling the stage with rousing choruses, choreographing a dozen frolicking youngsters, a wide range of ensembles and stunning, diverse set piece arias of memorable melodies."
Mort Levine, Almanac and Palo Alto Weekly - Click here to read the full review.