INTER-CITIES PERFORMING ARTS, INC.
IN SEARCH OF DESDEMONA
“Truth Surfaces From The Unexpected”
Music Drama by Carmela Altamura – Director, Mauricio Trejo
Accompanist, Pianist, David Maiullo – Choral Conductor, Diane Sare
Featuring Winners Of The Altamura/Caruso International Voice Competition
Altamura Center for the Arts
404 Winter Clove Road, Round Top, NY 12473
August 13, 2017 1:00 – Lunch included!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Giuseppina Strepponi, Soprano, Carmela Altamura
Giuseppe Verdi, Leonard J. Altamura
Arrigo Boito, Baritone, Giuseppe De Salle
Santa, Soprano, Justyna Giermola
Camillo, Mauricio Trejo
Teresa Stoltz, Soprano, Jessica Vadney
Singers in the Audition: Soprano, Jennifer Adams
Young Giuseppe Verdi, Jr. Sasha Grossman
All music selections will be performed at the Verdi proper tuning A=432 Hz
Visit Verdi’s home in Roncole near Busseto. Win air-fare to Italy.
RAFFLE TICKETS AT DOOR.
“Carmela, the play is a gem! You have created such a beautiful story from Verdi’s life. The dialogue you have written makes the characters come alive for the audience (or in this case, the reader), and we cannot help but care very much about these people. Thank you for sharing your play with me!”
Roger Malouf, Metropolitan Opera
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The year is 1887. Giuseppe Verdi and his librettist, Arrigo Boito, are looking for an angelic voice to sing the role of Desdemona in the new opera, Otello, to be staged at La Scala. The composer and librettist go to Giuseppina Strepponi’s studio to audition her young artists. Upon approaching the studio, they hear a lovely soothing voice. Who is she? Finding the door open, but not wanting to be seen, Verdi and Boito hide behind a room divider from where they observe the young lady comically acting out now Gilda … read more