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Your Reaction: Otello opening night

A selection of tweets from the return of Elijah Moshinsky's production.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

13 July 2012 at 12.12pm | 1 Comment

Your reaction: Otello opening night

A selection of tweets from the opening night of Elijah Moshinsky's Otello, returning to The Royal Opera and starring Aleksandrs Antonenko, Anja Harteros and Lucio Gallo.

Storified by Royal Opera House · Fri, Jul 13 2012 04:01:23

Reaction to the return of Elijah Moshinsky's production was positive....
#ROHOtello Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Verdi is the best opera composer. Ever. @RoyalOperaHouseMark Pullinger
Elegant and magic night at #ROHotello - even if it all ends in tears...Paul
Now THAT is an opera. Holy cow! #ROHotelloMatt Hutchinson
#ROHTroyens is forgotten. A new hero reigns at Covent Garden #ROHOtello Superb evening of great opera. Thanks to Pappano and all at the ROHPhilip Rose
Otello (The Royal Opera): Antonio Pappano introduces the musicroyaloperahouse
Wonderful evening at @ROH for the opening night of Verdi's Otello. Just brilliant. #wsf2012 #london2012festivalMatthew Doyle
Well this is all jolly exciting now, isn't it? Needs more sword fights though, that one in Act 1 was bloody good. #ROHOtelloSorrow Pennefather
Otello a tremendous end to the Royal Opera’s season. Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) and Anja Harteros (Desdemona) both fantastic. #ROHOtelloThomas Corrie
Comments about the cast...
#ROHotello still thinking about terrific Otello. Antonenko, Harteros & Pappano all excellent, equalled by superb chorus & orchestraPhilip Rose
#ROHOtello Aleksandrs Antonenko simply unbelievable vocally as Othello... Please GOD tell me he's a Wagnerian too.Capriccio music blog
Anja Harteros is a marvel. As is Antonenko. #ROHOtelloRuth Elleson
#ROHOtello left me speechless. Best @RoyalOperaHouse production of the year. Antonenko stunning. Harteros sublime. Gallo a perfect Iago.Tom Oxenham
Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello, Anja Harteros as Desdemona and Antonio Poli as Cassio in Otello. © ROH/Tristram Kenton 2012Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Antonenko and Harteros shone as Otello and Desdemona at ROH last night but Lucio Gallo a lightweight, unconvincing Iago - ACGramophone
@RoyalOperaHouse Harteros was worth the wait and then a bit. Pappano and orchestra were in their element. Plenty of positives. #OtelloMark Valencia
@nfmusic #ROHotello THAT is why I started to go to opera 40 years agoRuth Wyman
Why did Othello think a handkerchief was an ok gift? Did Desdemona have hayfever? Tsk, men! It was always going to end in tears. #ROHOtelloSorrow Pennefather
A few reviews...
Verdi Otello, Royal Opera House, LondonIt is the most resplendent of vocal fanfares that brings Otello to the stage in Verdi's wonderful opera and Aleksandrs Antonenko - the la...
Otello, Royal Opera House | Opera reviews, news & interviews | The Arts DeskPardon the anomaly of a lightly browned-up Latvian Moor married to a German-Greek beauty. This, after all, is not Shakespeare's play but ...

Otello runs from 15 - 24 July.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

13 July 2012 at 12.12pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged Elijah Moshinsky, Otello, Production, reaction, Reviews, Social Media, twitter

This article has 1 comment

  1. Matteo Gallanti responded on 24 July 2012 at 8:25am Reply

    Get rid of the Moshinsky productions.. they are so dated !

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