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: OTELLO

An opera in four acts
Libretto based on Shakespeare by ARRIGO BOITO
Music by Verdi
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Cast in order of singing:
COVENT GARDEN OPERA CHORUS Chorus-Master,
Douglas Robinson
ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA House, COVENT GARDEN
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conductor, GEORG SOLTI
Act 1: Outside Otello's castle, overlooking the harbour

Contributors

Unknown: Arrigo Boito
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Covent Garden
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conductor: Georg Solti
Montano, former Governor of Cyprus: Delme Bryn-Jones (baritone)
Cassio, lieutenant to Otello: Kenneth MacDonald (tenor)
Iago, ensign to Otello: Tito Gobbi (baritone)
Roderigo, a Venetian gentleman: John Dobson (tenor)
Otello, a Moor, general in the Venetian army: James McCracken (tenor)
Desdemona, Otello's wife: Raina Kabaiwanska (soprano)
Emilia, lago's wife, companion to Desdemona: Margreta Elkins (mezzo-Soprano)
A herald: Glynne Thomas (bass)
Lodovico, ambassador of the Venetian Republic: David Ward (bass)

: TROLLOPE THE ENTERTAINER

by LAURENCE LERNER
Lecturer in English in the University of Sussex
Was Anthony Trollope a serious novelist? Most of the time, no. But he had his moments, which characteristically he sometimes failed to appreciate.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Lerner
Unknown: Anthony Trollope

: OTELLO

ACT 2: A hall of the castle, overlooking the garden

: BORN OF THE SHOCK

Talk by PAUL NEUBURG , who escaped from Hungary at eighteen in 1956 to seek for a full life ' in the sense understood by people who live where they were born '

Contributors

Talk By: Paul Neuburg

: OTELLO

Act 3: The great hall of the castle

: DOUBLET AND SLACKS

Roy WALKER examines current ideas about the costumes and sets appropriate to Shakespeare's plays with particular reference to the modern dresa production of Timon of Athens at Chichester

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Walker

: OTELLO

ACT 4: Desdemona's bedrom

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

Today's overseas commodity and financial news. London Stock Market closing report

: Closedown









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