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    The Juilliard School
  Dec 12, 2017
Evening Division Fall 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EVDOL 072 — Two Othellos

James Kurtz
Both Rossini and Verdi wrote operas based on Shakespeare’s Othello. In this course, we compare the two versions, and discuss the circumstances surrounding each composer’s work, including the differing librettos and decades separating their creations. In addition, we discuss how the composers’ lives and careers influenced their work; Otello was Verdi’s penultimate opera and he sought to produce a new, more modern conception of opera after finding himself accused of being old fashioned, whereas Rossini’s Otello was written in his prime, between more popular works, The Barber of Seville and La Cenerentola. Today both Otellos can be heard. Their contrasting styles make an interesting comparison.

5 weeks
Thursday 5:30 – 7 pm
November 9 – December 14


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