Verdi's Great Tragic Opera Otello Presented by Los Angeles Opera
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The last date listed for Otello was Wednesday February 27, 2008 / 1:00pm (matinee).
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $66.00 - $107.00
- Our Price:
- $53.00 - $86.00
Sex and sin have taken over the city of Alexandria, now ruled over by the lusty courtesan Thaïs, who spends her days pursuing sensual delights. Renowned tenor Plácido Domingo plays a pious monk determined to save the courtesan's soul and bring the city back to God. But as the sinner becomes a saint, the holy man falls victim to his own passion for Thaïs. This thrilling production from the Finnish National Opera has taken European opera houses by storm and now brings its intoxicating melodies and exotic colors to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, thanks to LA Opera. Performed in French with projected English translations, Thaïs will seduce you with its glittering costumes and sets and the passionate soprano of the incomparable Nino Machaidze, as Thaïs. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
From the opening tempest scene to the spine-tingling finish, Giuseppe Verdi’s transformation of the original Shakespeare play crackles with theatrical electricity and incandescent intensity. When the evil Iago cleverly exploits Otello’s obsessive jealousy, the Moor’s innocent wife Desdemona is blindsided in the explosive dramatic friction. This musical portrait of Otello’s descent into a tortured heart of darkness is explicit in every chilling detail — the audience can feel the Moor’s temples throb with Vesuvian rage and hear the blood boiling in his veins as he destroys all in life that he holds dear.
Otello: Ian Storey
Desdemona: Cristina Gallardo-Domâs
Iago: Mark Delavan
Cassio: Derek Taylor
Emilia: Ning Liang
Ludovico: Eric Halfvarson
Roderigo: Gregory Warren
Montano: Ryan McKinny
Herald: Matthew Moore
Conductor: James Conlon
Director: John Cox
This is a co-production with Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Teatro Regio di Parma.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
There will be a pre-performance lecture one hour prior to each performance. Music Director James Conlon will be interviewed by Alan Chapman.