The Met: Live in HD offers a new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece, Otello


OthelloThe Met Live in HD season continues at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 1 p.m. (live show) and 6 p.m. (encore) with Verdi’s Otello. Directed by Bartlett Sher and inspired by Shakespeare's Othello, Verdi explores the intensity of Shakespeare's tragedy through a union of music and drama - a masterpiece as profound philosophically as it is thrilling theatrically.

Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $5 for children and students (including Fairfield University students). For tickets, visit http://www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Often cited as Italian opera’s greatest tragedy, Otello almost did not see the light of day, as Verdi, at the time of its composition, considered himself as having retired from the opera. However, he was convinced to undertake the work after meeting with librettist, Arrigo Boito.

A new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece, Otello will be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher. Aleksandrs Antonenko makes his Met debut as the tormented Moor of Venice, with Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona, and Željko Lučić as Otello’s sinister rival, Iago. The staging also features Dimitri Pittas as Cassio and Günther Groissböck as Lodovico.

The Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1883, and is still providing the world's most celebrated productions to audiences around the world. HD broadcasts of stage performances captured live at New York City's Metropolitan Opera Theatre allow audiences to experience these wonderful works without ever having to enter the city. Join us at The Quick Center for a front-row seat to the Met stage!

 

Media Contact: Lori Jones, Ljones@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2975

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Posted on September 24, 2015

Vol. 48, No. 17

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