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[Italian aw-tel-law] /Italian ɔˈtɛl lɔ/
an opera (1887) with music by Giuseppe Verdi and a libretto by Arrigo Boito based on Shakespeare's Othello. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That evening he listened to “Otello” with thoughts that wandered from the voices of the singers.

  • I accompanied him, from memory, in an air from Otello, which he sang admirably.

    Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski
  • She watched the opera quietly until she noticed that the black Otello bore some relation to the white Desdemona.

    With Edge Tools Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
  • Verdi named "Otello" a lyric drama, and that is precisely what it is.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • In "Otello" he confessed the unsuitability of the Neapolitan forms to the full and detailed union of text and music.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • In 'Otello' Verdi advanced to undreamed-of heights of freedom and beauty.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • The transformation of style that has led Verdi to rise from "Trovatore" to "Otello" is there to attest it.

    Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey
  • What is the libretto of "Otello" or of "Falstaff" compared with this libretto?

    Old Scores and New Readings John F. Runciman
  • This language he again laid down in Otello, a splendid outcome of latter-day genius.

    Verdi: Man and Musician Frederick James Crowest
  • From these designs dresses were made for many of the operas, notably "Otello."

    Garcia the Centenarian And His Times M. Sterling Mackinlay

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