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Otello(i) [Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia (‘Othello, or The Moor of Venice’)]locked

  • Richard Osborne

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Dramma in three acts by Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Francesco Berio di Salsa after William Shakespeare ’s play Othello, or The Moor of Venice; Naples, Teatro del Fondo, 4 December 1816.

The libretto, by a Neapolitan literary dilettante, follows the broad outline of Shakespeare’s play; only in the opera’s third act (Acts 4.iii and 5 of the play) does the libretto follow Shakespeare at all closely....

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