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Review: Jose Cura takes over as Verdi's Moor

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NEW YORK (AP) — Near the end of Shakespeare's "Othello," the hero speaks of the "unlucky deeds" that have brought about his downfall. The same phrase might well apply to the ill fortune the Metropolitan Opera has had this season in casting the title role of Verdi's adaptation. Last fall, tenor Johan Botha was indisposed at the opening and then canceled all but the final performance of his run....

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