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Otello Opera Review

He 'Croons More Than He Sings'

AP | By MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Near the end of Shakespeare's "Othello," the hero speaks of the "unlucky deeds" that have brought about his downfall. The same phrase migh...

Met Opera: A Splendid "Otello" With A Sublime Renee Fleming

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Otello and Desdemona are already in residence on Cyprus. The Moor, a general in Venice's army and governor of Cyprus, is returning from a war against the Turks, but a storm is raging and his ship is in peril. The opening scene, from the first bars onward, is one of the most fearsome tempests ever put to music.