All the world’s a stage
Naturally, the centerpiece of the show is Otello himself, and Kevin Hanek’s memorable, seafaring Moor was mesmerizing. Commanding the stage, Hanek’s voice is strong and stunning in tone, clarity and range. His thrilling, vocally demanding solos were as riveting as his visage and the audience roared with approval at every turn. Impressive and incredibly versatile, the nuance and subtlety, combined with a forceful, domineering interpretation of the character, all combined to make “A Night at the Opera” an experience that left me anxious to attend the coming attractions of the DVO.
For those unsure whether opera is for them, “Otello” dispelled all doubt, but the season offers Broadway smash “Kiss Me Kate” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” next, which provide an opportunity for audiences to sample the many sides of musical theatre. For information and reservations, visit the website or call 845/252-3136.