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Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Graham Vick's radical production of Verdi's Othello for Birmingham Opera Company. Set in a former industrial plant, the action unfolds in and around the audience. Ronald Samm plays Othello - the first time a black tenor has sung the title role in a professional staging of the opera in the UK. Two hundred and fifty people from Birmingham perform as chorus, dancers and actors alongside the professional principals and orchestra in a production which deals head-on with issues of identity, race and fear.

Last on

Sat 26 Feb 2011 13:55 BBC Two Wales only

Credits

Conductor
Stephen Barlow
Narrator
Samuel West
Othello
Ronald Samm
Desdemona
Stephanie Corley
Iago
Keel Watson
Cassio
Joseph Guyton
Roderigo
Adrian Dwyer
Lodovico
Robert Anderson
Emilia
Antonia Sotgiu
Montona
Bryon Jackson
Director
Peter Maniura

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