Posts tagged ‘Otello’

Critic-in-training Eleanor Wood reviews Otello

Eleanor Wood is reviewing Opera Australia’s Sydney Winter season with guidance from professional critics, Opera Australia’s own music staff and writing professionals. 

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Getting to know the music of Otello

A stormy night The opera opens with a raging thunderstorm, conveyed in a whirlwind of dissonance and dynamics from the orchestra. The organ holds a dissonant chord, the…

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Cheat Sheet: Otello

Shakespeare and Verdi meet in the middle of a masterpiece. Here’s everything you need to know. Who was the composer?  Giuseppe Verdi. You know you’re listening…

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Simon O’Neill: on Otello, Placido Domingo and the power of Verdi

In 2009, Simon O’Neill got a phone call that stopped him in his tracks.  “Is this the hero? Is this the warrior of such noble daring?”…

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