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An opera in four acts
Libretto by Arrigo Boito founded on Shakespeare
Music by Verdi (sung in Italian)
(Continued In next column)
Chorus of the Ne-therlands Opera
(Chorus-Master, Henk van Wielink )
Concertgebouw Orchestra CONDUCTED BY JOSEF KRIPS
Producer, Herbert Graf
The action takes place in and around Otello's caetle in Cyprus at the end of the fifteenth century.
Act 1
Outside the casde, overlooking the harbour
Act 2
A room leading on to the garden


Unknown: Arrigo Boito
Music By: Verdi
Chorus-Master: Henk van Wielink
Conducted By: Josef Krips
Unknown: Herbert Graf
Otello, a Moor, governor of Cyprus (tenor): Ramon Vinay
Iago, his ensign (baritone): Scipio Colombo
Cassio, his lieutenant (tenor): Chris Scheffer
Roderigo, a Venetian gentleman (tenor): Jan van Mantgem
Montano, former governor of Cyprus (bass): Siemen Jongsma
Lodovico, ambassador of the Venetian Republic (bass): Guus Hoekman
Desdemona, Otello's wife (soprano): Gre Brouwenstijn
Emilia, her companion, Iago's wife (mezzo-soprano): Anny Delorie
Herald (bass): Gé Genemans

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