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( Verdi)
Act II
From Covent Garden
SHAKESPEARE'S tragedy, Othello, is followed k7 very closely in Verdi's Opera. When the Opera opens, the Moor, Othello, General in the Venetian army of the fifteenth century, has already married the high-born Desdemona of Venice. He brings her with him on an expedition to Cyprus. Othello has aroused the jealousy of his confidant, Iago, by promoting the lieutenant Cassio over him. lago plans the fullest revenge.
Iago's aim is to make Othello doubt tho faithfulness of Desdemona. The setting of this Act is a hall on the ground floor of the Castle.
First of all, Iago (Baritone) enters the hall with Cassio (Tenor), and in a brief talk advises him to ask Desdemona to plead for his reinstatement. Cassio goes out, and Iago sings his famous ‘ Creed ’—‘ I believe in a cruel God.' As he finishes, Desdemona is seen walking in the garden with Emilia (lago's wife and Dcsdemona's attendant).
OtheUo (Tenor) now enters, just in time to catch sight of Cassio taking leave of Desdemona. In a long scene, lago subtly, but thoroughly, arouses in Othello suspicion of these two.
Desdemona (Soprano) presently enters the Hall, and Othello is much stirred by his love for her ; but his suspicions are roused in earnest when she straightway begins to plead for Cassio.
Emilia (Mezzo-Soprano) has come in with Desdemona, and the dialogue between Othello and his wife becomes a quartet. Desdemona, with the humblest contrition, asks for pardon if she has ever unwillingly offended, and vows her unbroken love.
The two women go away, and Othello continues to brood.
By and by, lago tells of Cassio's talking in his dreams of Desdemona. Othello's frenzy is now complete, and he calls on ' yonder marble heaven ' to witness his oath of vengeance.


Margherita Sheridan
Em lia:
Olga de Franco
Renato Zanelli
Guiseppe Nessi
Salvatore Baccaloni
Michele Sampieri

Comedie en un Acte par MAX MAUREY
Présenté par Mile. ALICE GACHET
Personnages :
Produced by Madame ALICE GACHET
M. Bol comprend bien les convenances.
II sait comment recevoir un monsieur influent aussi bien que Ie premier venu. Quant a Madame Bol , elle se prepare a entourer le tasse do thé que Monsieur Poulot a bien voultr accepter, de prendre, ce soir, de toutes les seductions dont elle est capable.
Mais Rosalie !-qu'elle no fasse pas de gaffes, surtout !
WE have thought that many listeners and students may welcome tonight, as an 'nnovation, this well-known little comedy, which is to be played in French.


Alice Gachet
Produced By:
Madame Alice Gachet
Produced By:
M. Bol
Madame Bol
Monsieur Poulot
M Bol:
John Reeve
Marjorie Clarke-Jervoise
Mme Bol:
Barbara Couper

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