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Pacific Opera Victoria presents OTELLO
October 15, 2015 - October 25, 2015
The Pacific Opera Victoria presents OTELLO as their season opener. OTELLO runs October 15th through 25th at the Royal Theatre in Victoria.
Starring Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt in the title role, this production also showcases American opera singer Todd Thomas as Iago and Canadian soprano Leslie Ann Bradley as Desdemona.
A faithful adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, the opera is acclaimed as much for Arrigo Boito’s masterful libretto as for Giuseppe Verdi’s astonishing score.
Otello is an illustrious general with an adoring wife, until Iago sets out to destroy him and tear his marriage apart. With insinuation and lies, malevolence and false kindness, Iago plays on his general’s vulnerability. The tragedy unfolds inexorably, and a love born in hope spirals into violence and desolation.
October 15, 17, 23, 2015, at 8 pm
Wednesday, October 21, at 7 pm
Sunday, October 25, at 2:30 pm