Summarises what is currently known about Otello and interprets its significance within Verdi's career.
Table of Contents
1. Synopsis; 2. Creating the libretto: Verdi and Boito in collaboration; 3. The composition of the opera; 4. Compositional afterthoughts and revisions: Milan, Venice and Paris; 5. Of singers and staging: Verdi's ideas on performance; 6. A brief performance history William Ashbrook; 7. An introduction to the musical organization: the structures of Act II; 8. Shakespeare reinterpreted.
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