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Otello 1967Scottish Opera

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The spring 1967 season of Scottish Opera opened with the excellent new production of Così fan tutte, which was joined by the company's first stagings of Das Rheingold and La bohème. There were revivals of Otello and Albert Herring.

A further revival of Anthony Besch’s famous production. In this season the staging was taken out of the central belt for the first time, with a single performance in Aberdeen. Joan Carlyle was a familiar singer at Covent Garden and had already sung with Solti and Karajan. The title role was shared by Charles Craig and the Italian tenor Pier Miranda Ferraro. He had visited Scotland with an Italian touring company several years before, but is probably best known for his appearance as Enzo in Maria Callas’s second recording of La Gioconda.

Performance Cast

Montano predecessor of Otello in Cyprus

William McCue

Cassio Otello's lieutenant

William McAlpine

Iago Otello's ensign

John Shaw (May 17, 20, 26)

Peter Glossop (May 30; Jun 3)

Roderigo a Venetian gentleman

John Robertson

Otello a Moorish general, Venetian Governor of Cyprus

Charles Craig (May 17, 20, 26)

Pier Miranda Ferraro (May 30; Jun 3)

Desdemona Otello's wife

Joan Carlyle

Emilia Iago's wife and Desdemona's companion

Laura Sarti


John Lawson Graham

Lodovico envoy of the Venetian republic

Richard Angas

Performance DatesOtello 1967

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

17 May, 19.00 20 May, 19.00

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

26 May, 19.00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

30 May, 19.00 3 Jun, 19.00

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