Opera Philadelphia

Between the Notes: Otello In-person Lecture

Comcast Circle at The Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

You may have read Shakespeare's Othello in high school English class or seen famous adaptations on the stage or screen. If you think this has prepared you for Rossini's Otello, you would be wrong! Otello is a unique work that showcases the virtuosic singing we expect from Rossini, even as it delves deeply into themes of belonging, identity, and love. In this lecture, Scholar in Residence Dr. Lily Kass will both give context for the opera as a work of its time and propose its relevance for the current moment.

This in-person lecture will take place on Tuesday, September 13 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. at Comcast Circle in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. There is also a virtual edition of the event on Thursday, September 15 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. via Zoom, for those who cannot attend in person. 

Available to Contributor level members ($100) and above. Reservations required. RSVP by September 9.

To RSVP or to become a member, email membership@operaphila.org or call Guest Services at 215.732.8400. Not a member? Join online today!

Between the Notes is underwritten by Myron and Sheila S. Bassman.

Masks are welcomed, but not required, on the Kimmel Cultural Campus, which includes Comcast Circle. For more information, visit our safety page.

In-person event

Tue, Sep 13 12:00 p.m.
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