The Mondavi Center will screen a high-definition broadcast of the San Francisco Opera’s 2009 production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Otello” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7.
Composed in 1887, and based on the famous Shakespeare tragedy, the opera tells the story a great warrior brought low by his own jealousy.
South African tenor Johan Botha, who was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “endowed with a bright, ringing sound and enough power to project effortlessly even over a full-strength orchestra,” sings the title role.
Bulgarian soprano Zvetelina Vassileva portrays Desdemona, the faithful wife who finds facts are no match for manufactured suspicion; San Francisco Classical Voice said she “sings with flawless, rich Italianate sound and graceful phrasing.”
Tickets are $20 general, $10 for UC Davis students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787.