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ROH: Otello (12A)

Overview

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

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. 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.

Sung in Italian with English Subtitles

Information

LIVE
Wed 28 Jun
7.15pm

ENCORE
Sun 2 Jul
2pm

Directed by
Keith Warner
Cast members
Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta
Running time
180mins Including 15min intro & one interval

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Wednesday
28 Jun 2017
Sunday
02 Jul 2017

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