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Kent Opera, led by its new Artistic Director Stephen Tiller, has just completed a highly successful tour of both Verdi’s Otello and Shakespeare’s Othello with a company of over twenty-five performers and musicians. We played at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May and at a number of venues in London and Kent before beginning what we consider to be our most exciting stage of the project to date. Pros & Cons.

Pros & Cons

From September to December 2017, members of the Kent Opera Ensemble – singers, actors and musicians – will be visiting Swaleside Prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent not only to perform scenes from both Otello and Othello, but work with prisoners over a series of 10 weekly workshops to create a new performance piece, in which we will all sing, make music and act together. As you can imagine, the whole team are really excited about this.

The Otello/Othello Trailer

Below is the trailer for the tour just completed, mixing the two shows to show the energy and style of our work. The prison project will end in the first week of December, hopefully the 7th, so make a note in your diary!!! You will be most welcome to attend the show. 🙂

 

Otello/Othello

And here are some images from the two shows. We hope you enjoy them and look forward to you support for our work in the near future. A date for the Diary: December 7th 2017. Come to Swaleside Prison on the Isle of Sheppey and see our performers onstage with prisoners.

 

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