R’OTELLO the rugby opera is a unique work that will kick all perceptions of opera and sport into touch when it premieres at the Opera in the City Festival – ‘’London’s new summer opera festival” On September 4/6/7 2019. The operas, Otello (Verdi) Carmen (Bizet) and Tosca (Puccini) meet at the Rugby World Cup Final in this unique adaptation by Samoan artist Sani Muliaumaseali'i. R’Otello is a tour de force that remains true to the operatic scores but also features Pacific dance, rugby drills, pop music, and film. A script cleverly melds the contemporary and the traditional elements and also highlights the inherent themes of domestic violence in the operas and in the sporting world. R'Otello premiered in London in 2015 during the last Rugby World Cup to rave reviews from the public and press alike. The 2019 line up features Aivale Cole, Rodney Earl Clarke, Charles Pānapa, Simone Ibbett Brown, Tom Lowe and Sani Muliaumaseali'i as Otello, with jazz band, orchestra and chorus.
Presented by the GAFA Arts Collective (GAC) and Clearpoint.