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Otello (Verdi), Act III

Ryan Edwards as Iago, Richard Cassilly as Otello

photo by Sandy Underwood

Iago in Otello has long been one of Ryan Edwards’ signature roles.  Opera Canada called him a “riveting Iago” and declared:  “He has the rare and happy facility of being able to combine theatrical and vocal intensity.”  The Vancouver Courier reported that “Ryan Edwards, as the villainous Iago, is nothing short of superb.  His voice throughout is full, rich and magnificent.”  The Sun agreed:  “Ryan Edwards is a true singing actor.  His Iago was a splendidly malefic and credible character.  He was a virtually ideal Iago.”  The Pittsburgh Press added its own praise, writing, “Here is a villain with a sweet, velvety sound.  This is a beautiful voice with ample power.”

Mr. Edwards’ Iago has been heard on numerous broadcasts across North America.