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Based on Shakesphere's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the fast-rising Cassio over himself, Iago plots to destroy both Cassio and Otello. Iago convinces the jealous Otello that his beautiful wife Desdemona is unfaithful, and that Cassio is her lover. Jealousy is followed by tragedy, then retribution, "Has Heaven no more thunderbolts?" Written byMike Smith <>

Actors: Plácido Domingo,Katia Ricciarelli,Justino Díaz,Petra Malakova,Urbano Barberini,Massimo Foschi,Edwin Francis,Sergio Nicolai,Remo Remotti,Antonio Pierfederici,Ezio Di Cesare,John Macurdy,Constantin Zaharia,Edward Toumajian,Giannicola Pigliucci
Year: 1986
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"Yes, it is more Zeffirelli than Verdi in its divided pieces, some chaotic continuity, dreamlike photography by the director's mainstay, Ennio Guarnieri, aestheticism and the vital, engrossing and a little terrifying conclusion"

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