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The Shakespearean tragedy 'Otello' by Giuseppe Verd will be broadcast by the Bucharest National Opera House

Wednesday, 3 February 2021 , ora 15.59

The Bucharest National Opera House will broadcast "Otello" by Giuseppe Verdi, on Friday, February 5th, 2021, starting at 7 PM. The aim is to celebrate 134 years since the work of art'sworld premiere, within the project entitled #DordeONB.

The show will be broadcast onlineand the tickets can be purchased at https://tickets.operanb.ro/. The recording will be available for viewing for 24 hours.

Verdi's creation was par excellence a perfect intertwining of dramatic art with music. "Otello" has proven to be a masterpiece throughout the centuries. Philosophical symbols, but also the disturbing and powerful feelings of the characters, from a theatrical point of view, have highlighted the masterpiece it is.

With "Otello", Verdi proves that good music can be produced only on a good libretto. He also declared that"If I were not afraid of becoming utopian, I would be tempted to say that in order to obtain the possible perfection of a musical work , the same person should be the author of both the lyrics and the music." The unanimous conclusion was that Verdi was the most worthy reviewer Shakespeare has ever had. The Honor, love, power, jealousy, hatred, revenge are the major themes in Shakespeare's plays and themes taken from the works of Giuseppe Verdi.

The director Giancarlo del Monaco talking about the stage set up on the Bucharest National Opera House: "It is necessary to reveal human narratives, the very difficult ones, complicated situations, such as jealousy, racism, evil, good...For example, evil andgood face each other in this work of art between Desdemona and Jago, don't they? Otello is a victim, a victim of evil, even Desdemona is a victim of evil, but the confrontation between good and evil is represented by Jago-Desdemona. In this confrontation, I want to focus the public's attention on the stage action and on the drama, moreover, on the psycho-drama of this story."

Translated by Oacheșu Ioana,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu