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Ad Libs: Imagining arias on El Camino

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul 8, 2010

Here's what downtown Menlo Park should do with all those gaping spaces on El Camino Real that used to hold car dealerships. Opera.

An enterprising company called Overtone Industries is putting on contemporary opera in a vacant Nissan auto-dealership warehouse in Southern California this month. That's what I'm talkin' about.

The piece, called "Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands," is three hours long, about two characters trying to make sense of their identities and life experiences with the help of a government agency. Sounds like a Menlo Park City Council meeting, only shorter. ...

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

We need something to bring large inside audiences back to the peninsula. The Circle Star, with all her faults, brought us some good stuff.


Posted by Rebecca Wallace, arts & entertainment editor of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Rebecca Wallace is a registered user.

Yes. And whither the Fox?


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