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Otello

Synopsis
Verdi’s opera relayed in its entirety from the opening performance of the Covent Garden international opera season at the Royal Opera House, London. With Giovanni Martinelli as Otello and Fernanda Ciani as Desdemona. Sir Thomas Beecham conducts, Robert Ainsworth is the chorus master and Charles Moor is credited as stage director
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 Apr 1937 at 19:55 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
185 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Director
Charles Moor
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Contributor
Robert Ainsworth
Cast
Giovanni MartinelliOtello (Othello)
Fernanda CianiDesdemona
Cesare FormichiIago
Renzo PigniMichael Cassio
Ebe TicozziEmilia
Aristide BaracchiMontano
Giulio TomeiLodovico
Octave DuaRoderigo

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Historical period
16th Century
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The live broadcast was transmitted in three parts. The introduction and Acts 1 and 2 were transmitted on the Regional programme. After a 15 minute interval, Acts 3 and 4 were broadcast on the National programme.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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