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A military hero is undone by psychological manipulation, betrayal and obsessive jealousy.Celebrating the Verdi Bicentenary, Johannes Fritzsch, Chief Conductor of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, will make his long-
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Otello

Venue Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane
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Dates From 24 Oct to 2 Nov 2013

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A military hero is undone by psychological manipulation, betrayal and obsessive jealousy.

Celebrating the Verdi Bicentenary, Johannes Fritzsch, Chief Conductor of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, will make his long-awaited Opera Queensland theatre debut in a bold new production of Otello created by Australia's foremost director of Shakespeare, Simon Phillips.

From its first explosive moments, describing the terror of a storm at sea, to the three gentle kisses bestowed upon Desdemona's cold lips by her dying husband, Verdi's magnificent score is one of the great pinnacles of the opera repertoire. Evoking the environment and psychological pressure of a contemporary war zone, OperaQ's version of Otello is staged amidst projected images of warfare, depicting scenes from recent military conflicts to connect with a modern audience.

Leading a superb cast is American tenor Frank Porretta in the title role, opposite the exquisite Cheryl Barker as Desdemona, Douglas McNicol as the scheming Iago and Aldo di Toro as Cassio. The Opera Queensland Chorus will revel in the grandeur and scale of the work's monumental choruses.

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4:38 PM - 3/11/2013
By Susan Austin
Brilliant Performances from all the Cast, enjoyed every moment!
the setting didn't work
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12:57 PM - 3/11/2013
By Gabe
A modern Otello didn't work on an aircraft carrier. I think if you need to modernise the setting then a corporate/political/mafia Othello would have been better.
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12:23 PM - 3/11/2013
By Sriganesh
A mind-boggling performance by the Otello cast. Filled with emotions and deep performances. Excellent experience. Will surely visit again!
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1:19 PM - 1/11/2013
By Magda and Saul Campbell
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12:23 PM - 1/11/2013
By peter paul rauchfuss
much better than we expected


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