NOTE: It was a perfect storm for us when Otello suddenly stopped ‘mid-strangle’ with only three minutes left to go:
1. This was the first time in a decade when we were not able to play the opera Live via Satellite and were forced to record; and
2. Bell Satellite made a very rare error when they did not allocate enough recording time in their schedule, resulting in a shortened and unsatisfying conclusion to Verdi’s masterpiece.
We are awaiting word that a bluRay will be ready for us to re-play the opera on Dec 5. We invite anyone interested to come see the show, at no charge, regardless of whether you are just coming to watch the ending or curious to see what all the live opera fuss is about.
Verdi’s masterful Otello matches Shakespeare’s play in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lu?i? plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
Runtime: 3 hrs 27 min
Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.
Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.
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