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Otello – WA Opera and Perth International Arts Festival

February 4, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$39 - $169

As part of the 2014 Perth International Arts Festival WA Opera open their 2014 season with Verdi’s Otello.

by Guiseppe Verdi
February 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th 2014
7:30pm//His Majesty’s Theater//2hours, 45minutes
Tickets//Event Details//WA Opera//PIAF
Tickets range from $39-$167
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Otello’s famous first explosive moments describe the terror of a storm at sea. Iago, the embodiment of self-importance and arrogance, is fuelled by jealousy and rage as he is passed over for promotion to Captain and sets out to destroy Otello. Desdemona’s morality and her love for Otello are cast in doubt. Roderigo’s jealousy is used and abused. Layer upon layer of manipulation highlights how one person’s evil and selfish intentions impact many. Verdi’s magnificent score and Arrigo Boito’s dramatic libretto display power, poignant beauty and profound tragedy.

Conductor Joseph Colaneri//Director Simon Phillips Assistant Director Matthew Wild//Scenery Designer Dale Ferguson//Costume Designer Michael Mitchell//Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper

Otello Antonello Palombi Desdemona Cheryl Barker//Iago James Clayton//Emilia Fiona Campbell//Cassio Henry Choo

West Australian Opera Chorus and guests from the Cape Town Opera Chorus//West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Perth International Arts Festival and West Australian Opera present Otello, a co-production of Cape Town Opera, West Australian Opera, New Zealand Opera, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia and Victorian Opera



February 4, 2014
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$39 - $169
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