Opera Australia - Otello Reviews
24 August 2019
Simon O'Neill (Otello), Chorus
Lianna Haroutounian (Desdemona), Simon O'Neill (Otello)
James Egglestone (Cassio), Lianna Haroutounian (Desdemona), Jacqueline Dark (Emilia)
Lianna Haroutounian (Desdemona)
Claudio Sgura (Iago), Simon O'Neill (Otello)

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Otello

Opera Australia


No. of reviews: 4

Lead performances worthy of a still powerful opera
7 Jul 14 / The Guardian
Strong cast makes Sydney Otello a gripping experience
7 Jul 14 / Bachtrack
A fantastically powerful theatrical event
7 Jul 14 / Australian Stage Online
Opera Australia's Otello shines despite late replacement of controversial soprano
6 Jul 14 / Sydney Morning Herald
Lianna Haroutounian to replace Tamar Iveri
Iveri was set to perform in Opera Australia's production of Verdi's Otello as Desdemona next month. The role will now be filled by Lianna Haroutounian, an Armenian soprano making her debut with the company.
Tamar Iveri: bravo to sacking of the gay-bashing diva
Though Opera Australia dithered, they were right in dismissing the Georgian opera singer who appeared to advocate violence against gay people.
Opera Australia parts company with Tamar Iveri
Controversial Georgian soprano is dropped from Otello after 'homophobic' statements.
Opera Australia under pressure to dismiss Tamar Iveri
Georgian soprano 'replaced' in Belgium as her story comes under scrutiny at home.
Pressure to sack soprano over homophobic comments
Opera Australia is facing pressure to sack Georgian opera singer, Tamar Iveri, due to perform with the company next month over comments in which she compared gay and lesbian people to faecal matter.
Production details
Cast
Aroyan/Haroutounian, Sgura, Egglestone, Corcoran, Andrews, Anderson, Dark, Hamilton, O'Neill
(c) Badea (d) Kupfer
Performance dates
5, 9, 12(m), 16, 19, 22, 29 July, 2(m) August 2014 (Sydney)
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