Vineyard Touring Opera Co (VTO) presents Giuseppi 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 Salazaar and Steve Moritzugu (as Otello) and Dabney Ross-Jones and Gillian Watson (as Desdemona) deliver Shakespeare’s erotic story of love, shattered by perhaps the most evil 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 91030
This production is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Saturday October 28th, 2017, 3 pm & 7:30pm
Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Click for map.)
Saturday November 4th, 2017, 3pm & 7:30pm
1424 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (Click for map.)
$25: Adult, General Admission | $20: Senior / Student
($30 at the door)
Vineyard Touring Opera Company is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation