MARIA NOCKIN was in the stalls for
New York Metropolitan Opera's 'Otello' in HD
The tale of the Moor who marries a beautiful Venetian bride, believes her to be unfaithful, and murders her, may first have been written by the Ferrara-born novelist and poet, Giovanni Battista Giraldi (1504-1573) who is also known as Cinthio. He was a disciple of Boccaccio and his Hecatommithi is a collection of stories that bear some similarity to the Decameron. Originally published at Mondovì in 1565, the Hecatommithi stories were popular in Italian speaking cities. In 1583 they were translated into French and in 1590 they could also be read in Spanish...
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