Otello - The Australian Opera 1989
State Theatre Melbourne Australia
Conductor - Carlo Felice Cillario
Otello is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's play Othello. It was Verdi's penultimate opera, and was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on 5 February 1887.
With the composer's reluctance to write anything new after the success of Aida in 1871 and his retreat into retirement, it took his Milan publisher Giulio Ricordi the next ten years, first to persuade him to write anything, then to encourage the revision of Verdi's 1857 Simon Boccanegra by introducing Boito as librettist, and finally to begin the arduous process of persuading and cajoling Verdi to see Boito's completed libretto for Otello in July/August 1881. By that time no music had yet been written, and the composer did not guarantee that any would be written.
Cast: Stephen Bennett, Gerald Sword, Robert Allman, Christopher Dawes, Horst Hoffman, Joan Carden, Heather Begg, Timothy Patston, Clifford Grant
Dancers: Jak Callick, Ian Castenetto, Jonathan Schmolzer, Paul Carr, Sharolyn Kimmorley, Renato Fresia, Ernie Simon, Brian Fitzgerald
Please Note You are Buying a Souvenir Program
This Souvenir Brochure is from the 1989 Melbourne Production
200 x 300 mm Packed with lots of pictures and information from the show and cast
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