[Italian aw-tel-law]


an opera (1887) with music by Giuseppe Verdi and a libretto by Arrigo Boito based on Shakespeare's Othello.

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Historical Examples of otello

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

  • 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?

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