Otello

The Trusts Community Foundation Opera In Concert. Presented by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in association with New Zealand Opera

29 Jul 2016

Taut, concentrated and overwhelmingly powerful, Otello lays bare the extremes of human emotion.

Otello, commander of the Venetian forces in Cyprus, is blissfully married to the beautiful Desdemona.  Driven by a motiveless evil, Otello's ensign Iago poisons him against his blameless wife.  Otello's desperate, harrowing disintegration into catastrophe is the essence of timeless tragedy.  

It requires a mighty tenor for the title role, and in New Zealand's Simon O'Neill we have a singer whose Otello was hailed as 'thrilling' and 'a triumph' by the London critics.  Verdi's quicksilver score also requires a superb dramatic conductor, which is also why Giordano Bellincampi's New Zealand operatic debut is not to be missed.

Taut, concentrated and overwhelmingly powerful, Otello lays bare the extremes of human emotion.

Presented by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in association with New Zealand Opera and The Trusts Community Foundation

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