The Philadelphia Symphony is performing their version of Otello in Production from the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Otello is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian lobretto by Arrigo Boiti, based on Shakespeare´s play Othello. It was Verdi’s penultimate opera, and was first performed at the Teatro alla Scale, Milan on February 5, 1887.
Considered one of the greatest achievements by Verdi, Otello almost did not exist. It was the publisher Ricordi who persuaded Verdi, who has retired from music, to get back to the creation fifteen years after Aida. The success was striking.
The Shakespearean drama, which makes Otello and Desdemona victims of the ruthless machinations of Iago, is transcended by the music of dramatic intensity unheard.
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ACOF 2012 Season Announced
We are proud to announce the appointment of STEPHEN TANZER as Orchestra Manager for the upcoming full production of Verdi's OTELLO. Versatile and multi-talented, Steve is one of today's top flutists and piccoloists. For more info, please email PSOContact@aol.com