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Vineyard Touring Opera Company presents...

VTO Otello

ONE DAY ONLY - Saturday, October 28th at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM

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 Salazar and Steve Moritsugu (as Otello) and Dabney Ross-Jones and Gillian Watson (as Desdemona) deliver Shakespeare’s erotic story of love, shattered by perhaps the most villainous 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.   

Tickets $20/$25/$30. For information:  Email:, or leave a message at 1-855-575-0005.  



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