Directed by: Daniele Salvo
Produced by: Politeama/Globe Theater Rome
con Stefano Alessandroni
video scenography by Giandomenico Musu (INDYCA)
And so the Shakespearean work was staged under the direction of Daniele Di Salvo. In a introductory note, he writes that Othello is Shakespeare's only tragedy in which the social and political system remains intact until the end. There is no rebellion against established power. For this reason it is called "domestic tragedy".
It is a tragedy of the ego, an intimate and private catastrophe. In the meantime, the first act of the opera in the current staging takes place entirely at night, in a dark, black atmosphere, barely illuminated by the light of the torches. This allowed the usual latecomers to sit quietly, without attracting too much attention.
“The Venice of the time - says Di Salvo - is considered the gateway to the Orient: Othello is the symbol of the foreigner, of the outsider, of the different inserted in a hierarchical and patriarchal society. He is everything that Puritan England of the early seventeenth century could not accept being, the emergency council in the Doge's palace speaks to us of a situation of serious crisis: the Turks are at the gates”.