Otello

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Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera, conducts a new production by Keith Warner of Verdi’s great setting of Shakespeare’s tragedy. This is a Verdi masterpiece and one of the central works of the opera repertory: striking choruses from the start, arresting ensembles and scenes of haunting intimacy. Drawing on the world of Shakespeare’s day as well as illuminating the human emotions of every age, this new staging brings out the descent from love and light to jealousy and dark. Two casts portray the central triangle of the suspicious Moor Otello driven to murder (Jonas Kaufmann in his role debut and Gregory Kunde), his blameless wife Desdemona (Maria Agresta and Dorothea Roschmann), and the malevolent lago (Ludovic Tezier and Zeljko Kucici). Such famous arias as lago’s Credo and Desdemona’s Willow Song, and Otello’s descent from overwhelming rage in Act II to jealous despair in Act III make Otello one of the perfect pairings of music and drama. 

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Running time: 
2 hours 55 minutes
Director:
Keith Warner
Design:
Boris Kudlička
Costume:
Kaspar Glarner
Otello Performance Dates & Times
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 21 June, 2017
Available from: 
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday--
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday--
Saturday-6.30pm7.00pm
Sunday2.00pm-

Royal Opera House

Address:
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

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