(Soap) Opera, Via Verdi

You see it every day on television. So-and-so's husband is cheating on her with his secretary but what he doesn't know is that she's sleeping with his brother and pregnant with his illegitimate child. That's right. It's the typical day in the life of a soap opera and there's way too many to choose from. You've got your Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Was Guiding Light mentioned too? But in all honesty, who needs these shows when you can witness the drama of all dramas and the soap of all soaps? Because let's face it--William Shakespeare was the original drama queen. You can witness Verdi's Otello, an opera based on Shakespeare's Othello, a 17th century tragedy about a Venetian general and his wife, Desdemona. When the title character is manipulated into thinking his wife has cheated on him, there is more than one very unhappy ending. The production stars Clifton Forbis, Allan Glassman and Alexandra Deshorties. Performances will take place on October 23, 28 and 31 and November 5 at 7:30 p.m. and on October 25 and November 8 at 2 p.m. at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Tickets start at $75. For more information, call 214-443-1000 or visit dallasopera.org.
Fri., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 25, 2 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 8, 2 p.m., 2009


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