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Celebrations embrace Plácido Domingo at Covent Garden


Celebrations embrace Plácido Domingo at Covent Garden Musica


Othello is a tragic hero on the stage and in opera and is the protagonist of Verdi's masterpiece. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden he is brought to life by one of the Opera's greatest interpreters – Plácido Domingo.

"In the last Act of Otello, his sadness, his anguish, his frustration… it cannot be compared to that of any other character. That moment, after surrendering his sword, which is sad too, is when he says Otello fu, Otello is no more," he says and adds "And then he realizes what he's done: E tu come sei pallida, e stanca, e muta, e bella … (You are so pale, and weary, and silent, and beautiful), the person who really loves him, who was innocent. It is the worst tragedy, the saddest moment ever: his becoming aware that he's committed an enormous crime and then he says to her: before killing you, dear wife, I kissed you; now that I'm dying, I kiss you one more time."

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  • Production date: 2011
  • Duration: 4 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN

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