DSO Works David and Sharon Ohrenstein

PATRA - Opera Comique in Two Acts

The last days of Cleopatra are filled with daring, intrigue, and love possibilities. When the villainous Octavian lands in Egypt to assert his victory over Antony and Cleopatra, Patra will do most anything to save her children and herself. She disguises herself as a hag; foretells Octavian’s future; takes a drug to commune with the dead; seduces Centurion Marcellus whom her drugged mind thinks is Antony; meets with Octavian; and initiates an encounter with a cobra. When Octavian tries to take advantage of her, she sings of love. Octavian exits without a word. He has fallen in love but tragically does nothing. The love-struck Marcellus offers her a way to escape. Yes, she dies but not how you think.  Her death changes Octavian from lead to gold as he vows to become the man she would have loved the most.

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Original Opera Octavian and Cleopatra

Octavian & Cleopatra is a romantic opera about of love and rebirth loosely based on the last few days of Cleopatra’s life.  Roman General Octavian has conquered Egypt. He hates Cleopatra and has sworn to bring her back to Rome as his slave.  Cleopatra is desperate to live and secure a future for herself and her children.  What happens between them in these few days changes the course of his life.

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Elizabeth Of Russia – A New Operetta

Elizabeth of Russia is a grand musical about the rebellious daughter of Czar Peter the Great. Leeza, as she is known by her close friends, has been happily leading a quiet life with her peasant lover Alexei. But she gets caught up in a web of intrigue that forces her to make a decision she has been avoiding. Will she take back the throne that is rightfully hers or will she be put in prison or a nunnery? Based on an amazing historical event, Elizabeth leads a stunning nonviolent overthrow of the ruling regime to save herself, her peasant lover, and her people.

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A Date With Debussy

Have a date with Debussy featuring favorite samples of Debussy's work performed by David Ohrenstein. This collection is regularly heard at the Gasparilla Inn; and, at private parties by request.  Contact David to book a Date with Debussy and other fine dining music today. 

Our Dancing Near You Ballroom Dancing CD on DSO works.com uses eight bar phrases.

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Featuring all original ballroom dance numbers.

  1. You Gotta Love
  2. Dancing Near You
  3. The Snows of Winter
  4. The Mango Tango
  5. The Neon Twirl
  6. The Highlander Jig
  7. Joining Hands for Life
  8. Laughing Eyes
  9. Waltzing with Kathryn
  10. Dark and Dangerous
  11. Sippin' Monkey La Las
  12. Breezin' Along
  13. Bubbling Baroque
  14. Bolero Brillante
  15. The Masks of Drama

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