R'Otello the rugby opera
'Tensions on the field are high, but off the field they're deadly'.
Otello leads Samoa to the Rugby World Cup Final. The passions of rugby and opera face off in this imaginative retelling of the tragedy of domestic violence. R’Otello the rugby opera features the operas Otello (Verdi), Carmen (Bizet) and Tosca (Puccini) with scenes written and directed by Sani Muliaumaseali'i, and performed by an orchestra, a jazz band, and an international cast.
Stage director: Sani Muliaumaseali'i
Musical director: Andy Strange
Set designer: Lemew Muia
Costume designer: Libby Spring
Lighting designer: Dominic Warwick
Cast includes: Aivale Cole (Soprano), Rodney Earl Clarke (baritone), Tom Lowe (Tenor), Simone Ibbett Brown (Mezzo Soprano), Kate Radmilovic (Soprano), Melissa Veszi (Soprano), Sani Muliaumaseali'i (Tenor), Alan Mosley (Actor), Sammy Attalah (Actor), LeoGAFA Voices
Musicians: The Rosenau Sinfonia and Andy Philip Jazz Ensemble