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Vineyard Touring Opera Co (VTO) presents Giuseppe Verdi’s, Otello, Oct 28th and Nov 4th.
In VTO’s modern-design setting, Otello is in the grip of a deep psychic crisis. He has lived his entire adult life in battles. Hampered in peacetime by the pressures of lifelong command and of suppressing his own needs, Otello is a man who bolsters up his shattered sense of self by fully embracing the Commander ego: a choice that leads him to his own destruction when that image is pierced by doubt.
Otello is fully staged and performed with live orchestra. Local singers including James Salazar and Steve Moritsugu (as Otello) and Dabney Ross-Jones and Gillian Watson (as Desdemona) deliver Shakespeare’s erotic story of love, shattered by perhaps the most villainous character in opera, Iago (Ken Simms and Carson Gilmore). Verdi had been retired 16 years when he returned to write Otello, his final masterpiece.
Performances will include a pre-concert talk by L. C. Harnsberger, Vineyard Touring Opera’s Composer-in-Residence. After the performance, attendees are invited to stay and meet the performers. Light refreshments will be available.
Performances 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm:
Oct 28th – Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1160 Lincoln Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403.
Nov 4th – Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, 1424 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91031
Tickets $20/$25/$30. For information: www.VTOpera.org Email: email@example.com, or leave a message at 1-855-575-0005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Vineyard Touring Opera Co. 855.575.8555 (message only)
PO Box 995, Claremont, CA 91711 909.229.4410 (cell)