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Conference
Verdi's «Otello», by Antoni Colomer
Wednesday, 24 March 19:30
* Private and exclusive events for members of the Círculo del Liceo


The Music Comission of the Círculo del Liceo hosted de conferenc previous to the ópera «Otello» by Giuseppe Verdi, with Antoni Colomer.
 
When Verdi shut himself in to write an opera based on Shakespeare's Othello, he originally intended to call it Iago because Otello was the title of another opera by Rossini which was still hugely popular. Verdi was so fascinated by the compulsively manipulating Iago that he gave him some of the finest dramatic and musical passages in the opera. The famous words that mark the victorious Otello's first appearance –one of the greatest entrances in the history of opera– lead directly into Iago's perfectly laid plan, into the lies and ploys that will cause the downfall of the insanely jealous Otello and the death of Desdèmona.
 
Antoni Colomer has developed his career in institutions and festivals such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Schubertíada, Joventuts Musicals d'Espanya and the Xavier Montsalvatge Association. As a critic and musicologist, he has collaborated with Catalunya Música, La Vanguardia Cultures, Núvol Digital, Platea Magazine and Revista Musical Catalana, among others.
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