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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-8001
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36 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 24 2008

We saw perhaps the greatest opera ever written, in the best of the best seats, in one of the greatest opera houses ever built. All of that at half price. Thank you Gold Star...thank you.

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7 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 24 2008

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... continued

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 24 2008

I have never enjoyed an opera as much as I enjoyed Otello, and I have attended many operas.

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Website

http://www.losangelesopera.com/productions/0708/otello/index.htm

Description

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.

Cast

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

Creative Team

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.