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Opera Cheat Sheet: Verdi’s Otello

A quick intro to Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece, Saturday’s noon Met Opera broadcast.


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DuPage Opera Theatre production of Verdi's Otello
Performance still from DuPage Opera Theatre production of Verdi’s Otello

In this OCS Houston Public Media's St.John Flynn and Eric Skelly of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra discuss Giuseppe Verdi's penultimate opera, Otello, the second of his three Shakespeare adaptations.

Otello, great soldier and statesman, manipulated by the evil Iago, is whipped into a jealous rage believing his beloved wife, Desdemona, to be unfaithful. The consequences are supremely tragic.

Tune in to Houston Public Media's Classical 91.7 Saturday, April 23rd at noon to hear the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Otello featuring Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role and Serbian baritone Željko Lučić as Iago.