The Language of the Opera

On Wednesday, October 14th the Metropolitan Opera House held the acclaimed production of Verdi’s Otello. Right as I entered through the grand doors, the scene was set. From the beautiful entrance, to the well-dressed audience, to the soft, yet somehow loud voices echoing across the Met, everything was in line for what I expected to…

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Otello Opera Review

I was not expecting to enjoy the Opera as much as I did. When I learned that I was going to spend three hours of my Tuesday evening watching a performance in a foreign language, I was not thrilled. When I reached the Opera House, I almost felt out of place. I was surrounded by…

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Otello Opera: Shakespeare Recreated

My Otello experience began the moment I stepped into the Metropolitan Opera House, met by many elegantly-dressed audience members as well as complementing crystal chandeliers. I was amazed by the number of attendees at the Met on a weeknight, featuring an array of ages and backgrounds. While approaching my seat in the balcony, I began…

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Othello-King of Metropolitano

I watched the wonderful Metropolitan Opera’s production of Othello on October 14th, a week later than when everyone else watched it, due to religious reasons. Watching Othello later than everyone else, perhaps, had a greater impact on me. I was excited to see the opera because I actually had no homework for that night, so…

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Otello Review: Why Things in the Background Matter

On October 6, 2015, the Metropolitan Opera showed a production of Otello, an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The opera is based on Shakespeare’s play, Othello. Although not an exact interpretation of Othello (e.g. Act I was cut out), the opera was an incredible experience for a person such as myself who has never seen an opera before. I…

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