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Otello

[Italian aw-tel-law] /Italian ɔˈtɛl lɔ/
noun
1.
an opera (1887) with music by Giuseppe Verdi and a libretto by Arrigo Boito based on Shakespeare's Othello.
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  • I accompanied him, from memory, in an air from Otello, which he sang admirably.

    Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski
  • Verdi named "Otello" a lyric drama, and that is precisely what it is.

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

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • What is the libretto of "Otello" or of "Falstaff" compared with this libretto?

    Old Scores and New Readings

    John F. Runciman
  • That evening he listened to “Otello” with thoughts that wandered from the voices of the singers.

  • From these designs dresses were made for many of the operas, notably "Otello."

    Garcia the Centenarian And His Times M. Sterling Mackinlay
  • Some time afterwards I produced Rossini's Otello with a magnificent cast.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson
  • Doubtless the manner in which Garcia sings and plays the part of Otello is preferable, taking it altogether, to that of Davide.

    The Life of Rossini Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • Doubtless the manner in which Garcia plays and sings the part of Otello is preferable, taking it altogether, to that of Davide.

  • However, Otello is one of Rossinis finest works in the serious style.

    The Life of Rossini Henry Sutherland Edwards

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