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Peter Darrell (1971) 

The founder of Scottish Ballet, the late Peter Darrell, created Othello for Galina Samsova's New London Ballet in 1971. A master of the dramatic ballet, Darrell brought Othello into Scottish Ballet's repertoire in 1977. Since then, it has continued to delight new audiences with its skilful blend of classical ballet and intense drama.

Choreographed to the haunting music of Franz Listz's Faust Symphony, Othello takes a fresh look at Shakespeare's tragedy through the eyes of the villain Iago. In this fast moving and tense drama, the jealous Iago's evil machinations bring the ballet to a tragic end with the destruction of the once powerful hero Othello. 


Choreography: Peter Darrell
Music: Faust Symphony by Liszt


Summer tour 2008

Macphail Centre, Ullapool
26 June 2008 
The Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
27 and 28 June 2008
An Lanntair, Stornoway
28 June 2008 
The Ryan Centre, Stranraer
1 July 2008
The Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall
2 July 2008
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
3 July 2008 
Clickimin Centre, Lerwick
5 July 2008 
The Byre, St Andrews
5 July 2008 
Town Hall, Elgin
8 July 2008 
Reid Hall, Forfar 
8 July 2008 
Haddo House, Aberdeenshire 
10 July 2008 
Corran Hall, Oban
12 July 2008 
DG One, Dumfries
12 July 2008

Spring Season 2007

(performed with Balanchine's Agon, Page's Room of Cooks and Pastor's In Light and Shadow)

Glasgow Theatre Royal
11-14 April 2007
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
18-21 April 2007
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
26-28 April 2007

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