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).
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The opera was beautifully staged, and most of the cast were wonderful. Although Otello's voice was weaker than optimal at the beginning, he picked up power toward the end of the opera. Nonetheless, this is an outstanding performance and well worth...continued
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.