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Professional Musicians Using Innovation to Bring the World of Opera to Fairfax County and the Washington DC Metro Area




About Us

Current Production

Otello - 2012

Hoffmann - 2011

Fanciulla - 2011

La Rondine - 2010

Don Giovanni - 2009

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Otello Cast


Kevin Courtemanche

Description: Otello-Poster


Desdemona  Linda Kiemel (6/9 & 6/17)

              Melissa Chavez (6/12 & 6/15)

Iago    Bryan Jackson



Emilia   Roxanna Maisel (6/12 & 6/17)

          – Chris Herman (6/9 & 6/15) 


Cassio John Turner


Roderigo Carlos Ibay (6/9 & 6/15)

          Rafel Mazin (6/12 & 6/17) 

Lodovico   Sean Pflueger


Montano  John Boulanger (6/9 & 6/17)

                Justin Price (6/12 & 6/15) 
Principal Coach / Accompanist
– Michael Crabill
Conductor  & Chorus Master
             – Molly Khatcheressian

The Riverbend Opera Chorus




Audition Information


To be considered for future productions, please send us your resume and an audio file, or contact us with any questions about performances and venues.



Synopsis of Otello


 There are many excellent summaries of Verdi's Otello on the websites of major US Opera Houses (example: The Met, etc.) who have presented this popular work.  An insightful discussion of the characters in Otello may be found on Stanford’s wonderful opera site, and of course, on Wikipedia.