Acclaimed New Royal Opera House Production of OTELLO Comes to River St Theatre in HD

Acclaimed New Royal Opera House Production of OTELLO Comes to River St Theatre in HD

London's Royal Opera House current production of Giuseppe Verdi's opera masterpiece, Otello will be shown at the River Street Theatre (RST) in Jaffrey Sunday, July 23 and on Monday, July 24. First presented at Milan's Teatro alla Scala in 1887, Otello has been masterfully staged again by the Royal Opera House in honor of its 130th anniversary.

Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Verdi's thrilling Shakespeare-inspired opera. Otello is Verdi's final tragedy. After astonishing productivity in his early career, the composer slowed in later life; more than fifteen years separate Otello and its predecessor, Aida, although Verdi revised his earlier works Simon Boccanegra and Don Carlo in the interim. He was lured out of retirement by the composer and librettist Arrigo Boito, who tempted him with a proposal that was very close to Verdi's heart: Shakespeare's Othello. Boito adapted the libretto from Shakespeare's play, with much intervention from Verdi. As the latest utterance from the master of Italian opera, the 1887 premiere was an instant success - but, more than that, Otello has been an important part of the international opera repertory ever since.

Otello was captured live on the London stage in high definition on June 28, 2017. It will be shown at the RST at 1:30p and 6:30pm on Sunday, July 23rd and at 1:30pm on Monday, July 24th.

Otello is presented in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets for this RST Stage2Screen presentation are $20.00 (students/teachers $15). Advance ticket purchases are encouraged due to the intimate nature of the RST theatre. The box office telephone number is (603) 532-8888 or go to riverst.org/calendar. Tickets can also be purchased at 7 days a week at OvationTix by calling 1-866-811-4111.

The River Street Theatre is conveniently located in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire at 6 River Street. The River Street Theatre is sponsored by: Grove Street Fiduciary, Coca-Cola, the Board of Trustees of the Park Theatre, Janet S. Grant, Betty Locke, Owen Houghton and the James F. & Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust.


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