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Shakespeare meets Italian opera with Verdi's Otello, performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and seven soloists. This telling pits one of the great romances of all time (Otello and Desdemona) against a most odious villain (Iago). Verdi takes you through Shakespeare's stormy seas, soaring love duet, a tender "Ave Maria" and a crushing conclusion. American tenor Russell Thomas sings Otello, Mary Elizabeth Williams is Desdemona and Nmon Ford is Iago. Music director Robert Spano conducts.

*Tickets will be in the balcony.


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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which performs primarily at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta,is known for excellence in its live performances, presentations, choruses and Grammy Award-winning recordings. The ASO performs more than 200 concerts annually for more than a half-million listeners through its classical, pops, educational and community programming. Since 2001, the orchestra has been led by music director Robert Spano and principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles.

Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308