FREE TIX - Otello

FREE TIX - OtelloFollowing the critical and public success of Tristan and Isolde and Der Rosenkavalier, Melbourne Opera will complete its powerful 2018 season with the Australian premiere of Rossini’s dramatic masterpiece Otello.

Otello’s original premiere is considered a momentous milestone in the history of opera, while Melbourne Opera’s Australian premiere, opening at The Athenaeum on 17 October, will mark the 150th anniversary of Rossini’s death.

In a major coup for the independent opera company, Academy Award nominated director Bruce Beresford will helm Melbourne Opera’s new production. Beresford will direct a distinguished cast of international and Australian singers, led by the widely lauded Stephen Smith (Opera Australia) in the title role, with award winning soprano Elena Xanthoudakis (Greek National Opera) as his ill-fated lover Desdemona. Both singers began their careers with Melbourne Opera, before establishing distinguished international careers.

Based on Shakespeare’s famed play Othello, Rossini’s opera was an instant hit when it was first performed in Italy in 1816. It remained incredibly popular until the late 19th century when it was eclipsed by a new version of the opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Since then, Rossini’s masterpiece has been somewhat overlooked and much more rarely performed, until the late 20th century when it began to be performed again in Europe, leading to a triumphant production at Covent Garden in 2000.

Beresford believes that a re-examination of Rossini’s Otello quickly reveals the jewel that it is.

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*PLEASE NOTE: Entries received BEFORE 9am October 11 will be disqualified. One entry per person. Tickets cannot be exchanged for cash or for any other performance. If you have won tickets from Australian Stage in the past 4 weeks you are ineligible for this promotion.

 

Melbourne Opera presents
the Australian premiere of Gioachino Rossini’s dramatic masterpiece
Otello

Director Bruce Beresford

Venue: The Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
Dates/Times: 7:30pm, 17, 24, 27 October and 2pm 20 October
Info: www.melbourneopera.com

 

 

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