Verdi's Otello from Vienna

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Leave it to Verdi to take Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello and, if anything, make it even more powerful and heartrending in Otello

Otello, Iago and Desdemona, three of literature's most complex and compelling characters, come to life in what many consider Verdi's most moving opera. This production from the Vienna State Opera is led by conductor Dan Ettinger.

Cast:

Conductor: Dan Ettinger

Otello: Peter Seiffert (tenor)

Desdemona: Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Iago: Carlos Álvarez (baritone)

Cassio: Marian Talaba (tenor)

Roderigo: Peter Jelosits (tenor)

Emilia: Aura Twarowska (mezzo-soprano)

Lodovico: Dan Paul Dumitrescu (bass)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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