Performed at the Royal Opera House in London
d. Keith Warner – Music by Giuseppe Verdi – Conducted by Antonio Pappano – Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs 45 min Official Site
Starring Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Ludovic Tézier
General Public: $20, BMFI Members: $18, Students with ID: $10
Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.
A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello
draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.
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