A high- wattage `Otello' by Kirov

Opera review

December 15, 2007|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,sun music critic

In his last years, Verdi drew extraordinary inspiration from Shakespeare, producing two equally compelling swan songs - Otello and Falstaff, each with its own remarkable combination of musical sophistication and theatrical sureness. This being the age of directorial license, both works are candidates for rethinking.

If you go Verdi's Otello will be performed at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia and New Hampshire avenues Northwest, Washington. Tickets are $45-$195. Call 800-444-1324 or go to kennedy-center.org.

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