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Otello - Cape Town

Otello

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This event is part of
2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season

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Event Type: Lifestyle, Film

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season. From the Royal Opera.


Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi`s passionate retelling of Shakespeare`s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano.


World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi`s passionate retelling of Shakespeare`s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tezier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.


A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi`s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona`s rapturous love duet and Desdemona`s poignant `Willow Song`. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.


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