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See Verdi's 'Otello' At The Ridgefield Playhouse

Come see Verdi's "Otello" in HD Oct. 23 at the Ridgefield Playhouse
Come see Verdi's "Otello" in HD Oct. 23 at the Ridgefield Playhouse Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The AAA Northeast Live in HD Series brings Verdi’s "Otello" to The Ridgefield Playhouse at 3 p.m. Friday.

The Met season opened with Verdi’s "Otello," inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it 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 Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lučić plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

Often cited as Italian opera’s greatest tragedy, "Otello" is a union of music and drama. Shakespeare’s tale of an outsider, a hero who can’t control his jealousy, was carefully molded by the librettist Arrigo Boito into a taut and powerful opera text.

For tickets ($25 for public or $20 for members and seniors), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795 or go online .

Free tickets are offered to students 18 and under when ID is presented at the box office.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street.

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