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Metropolitan Opera broadcast features Otello on Nov. 17

Posted: Friday, Nov 9th, 2012

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents Otello by Verdi, via high definition satellite broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece is back at the Met, starring a “chilling and touching” Johan Botha in the title role. Renée Fleming as Desdemona is “sublime” and “knows exactly how to spin the gentle lines of the ‘Willow Song’ and ‘Ave Maria’ so that they softly fill the hall.” Falk Struckmann is “excellent throughout as Iago...blessed with a luxuriant baritone that commands attention.” Semyon Bychkov conducts.

For the complete article see the 11-09-2012 issue.

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