Live from the LA Opera stage to the Big Screen at Santa Monica Pier. Gather your blankets and lawn chairs, pack your picnic and come experience the music and drama of LA Opera’s Otello under the stars. This event is free to attend and open to all ages. There will be arts and crafts activities for families to enjoy before the simulcast begins. RSVP on the website to receive that latest updates a free gift at the event plus a chance to win a 3-Opera Ticket Package.
Gates Open at 5:30 pm and Broadcast begins at 7:30. No tickets needed, but make sure to RSVP.
Verdi meets Shakespeare in the crowning achievement of Italian opera. Hailed as the pinnacle of the Italian operatic repertoire, Verdi’s transformation of the original Shakespeare play is a powerful drama of uncontrolled human emotion at its most extreme. Verdi’s musical portrait of Otello’s descent into a tortured heart of darkness is explicit in every chilling detail as he destroys all in life that he holds dear.
He’s a beloved leader, a distinguished military commander and a devoted husband. But when an envious subordinate introduces the notion—just the slightest whispered hint—that Othello’s wife Desdemona might possibly be unfaithful, it’s enough to send him into a downward spiral of fury and murder.