Otello, opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi , libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's play Othello. Verdi's penultimate opera, first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on February 5, 1887.
Domestic violence. It’s older than the Bible and as fresh as the morning news.
No wonder composer Giuseppe Verdi was coaxed out of his firmly declared retirement by Boito’s libretto for an opera based on Shakespeare’s Othello. The story has all the ingredients of high drama – passionate love, raging jealousy, revenge, murder and suicide.
Otello is often considered Verdi’s towering achievement. The composer’s profound musical insights into Shakespeare’s tragedy illuminate the hero’s tragic journey to self-destruction.
Event begins at 8:00PM
Presented by: Castleton Festival