Otello

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Otello

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World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his 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.

MUSIC GIUSEPPE VERDI
LIBRETTO ARRIGO BOITO AFTER THE PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
CONDUCTOR ANTONIO PAPPANO
DIRECTOR KEITH WARNER
SET DESIGNER BORIS KUDLIČKA
COSTUME DESIGNER KASPAR GLARNER
LIGHTING DESIGNER BRUNO POET
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR MICHAEL BARRY
FIGHT DIRECTOR RAN ARTHUR BRAUN
ROYAL OPERA CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR WILLIAM SPAULDING
ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
CONCERT MASTER VASKO VASSILEV
DIRECTED FOR THE SCREEN BY
JONATHAN HASWELL
CAPTURED LIVE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE 2017, 7.15PM

Genre
Opera, Culture Vulture
Runtime
165
Language
Italian
Director
Antonia Pappano
Writer(s)
Giuseppe Verdi
Cast
Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Ludovic Tézier

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