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Verdi gets Thai touch

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After staging Puccini's harrowing and heart-wrenching Tosca last year, Opera Siam is going once more unto the breach with an Italian tragedy, this time in the form of Verdi's masterpiece Otello. 

Featuring stars from major opera houses with Somtow Sucharitkul as director and conductor, Opera Siam’s Otello will be staged at Thailand Cultural Centre on Feb 28 at 8pm.

However, this time there will be a Thai twist, a unique production timed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth and the 100th anniversary of HM King Rama VI's adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, on which the opera is based.

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