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    Presented by West Bay Opera at Lucie Stern Community Theatre and Center, Palo Alto

    May 26 - June 4, 2017

    Derived from the biblical account, Richard Strauss’ powerful opera still packs an emotional punch. King Herod’s stepdaughter is infatuated with the prophet Jokanaan, who rejects her. Herod promises her whatever she wants if she’ll dance for him. She agrees and, after dancing, demands as her reward the prophet’s head on a silver platter. This subject captured the imaginations of generations of artists, but ...more