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Verdi's Othello

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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 26 Feb 2011 13:55
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
NarratorSamuel West
DirectorPeter Maniura