Adagio Cantabile in G major Joseph Haydn Download 'Adagio Cantabile in G major' on iTunes
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Shakespeare's Othello in music
Verdi and his librettist Boito turned to Shakespeare for Verdi's penultimate opera, considered by many to be his greatest. Their boldest gesture was to cut Act One of the play. Italian operatic tenor Mario del Monaco, pictured, made Otello his trademark role.