Operas in Short

OPERAS IN SHORT presents operas – re-imagined in under an hour – sung by a diverse group of stellar singers who have graced the stages of the world’s premiere opera houses, accompanied by piano and original narration.

Borne out of the necessities of the pandemic, this premiere episode was filmed with each participant entirely in isolation –  performing in their homes for you to watch in the comfort of yours.

We’ve collaborated with New York City’s historic Town Hall on our first production –  our re-imagination of Verdi’s Otello.

From our homes to yours…. OPERA AT HOME

composite photo of allison charney and errin brooks for otello



Originally an opera in four acts

Composer: Gisueppe Verdi
Librettist: Arrrigo Boito

Based on William Shakespeare’s Othello

Reimagined for PREFORMANCES™ Chamber Music Collaborative by Allison Charney

Otello – Errin Brooks
Desdemona – Allison Charney
Narrator – Jordan Charney
Piano – Craig Ketter

Production Team:
Producer, Nevin Steinberg
Artistic Director, Allison Charney
Production Design, Caite Hevner
Artistic Consultant, Peter Randsman

Produced in Collaboration with The Town Hall, NYC

As a thank you for supporting PREformances™, all donors receive access to the full Otello performance.