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Quite Different

A special 'Otello',
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

Otello has a special place in Verdi's production. The composer was seventy-five years old when the opera was unveiled at La Scala with tremendous success. This last work, separated from the others by a long time gap, was an attempt to break with the past in an effort to compose a new, more modern, concept of music drama: a more fluid type of opera, closer to prose drama in its willingness to admit a swift succession of emotional attitudes during a series of dramatic confrontations. Otello is not an easy opera to stage...

Copyright © 27 February 2014 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

OTELLO

PALERMO

SICILY

ITALY

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