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Verdi’s Otello is sometimes called the greatest tragic opera of all, and it is of course impossible to have a great tragedy without a great villain to help bring it on. Iago is one of the great villains in opera, indeed in all literature. He brings chaos wherever he goes, and orchestrates it. … so evil is he that he deems it necessary to codify...
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September means school; September means football; September also means OPERA!

I have been an intermittent opera listener through the years. The most intensive time for me was the 80s. It was part of my escape strategy - trying to imagine that the decade didn't exist. That didn't really work out, but I listened to a lot of extraordinary music.

If you like Italian Grand...
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