Organizer

Wiener Staatsoper
Website
https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at

Location

Vienna State Opera

Date

Feb 07 2020

Time

pm7:00 - pm10:00

OTELLO

DIRIGENT  Jonathan Darlington

REGIE  Adrian Noble

Otello Stephen Gould

Jago Carlos Álvarez

Cassio Jinxu Xiahou

Desdemona Krassimira Stoyanova

Emilia Bongiwe Nakani

Opera

Verdi remained silent for a good 15 years, and – with the exception of revisions to his older operas – did not publish a single work of musical theatre. But then, in 1887, after an extended period of work, he presented his Otello. Based on Shakespeare’s menacing drama, he created not only one of the most exciting works of opera, but also a profoundly modern one. One that masterfully plays with the emotional states of innocence and love, jealousy, envy and anger. In contrast to other popular Verdi operas, Otello was incorporated into the repertoire of the Vienna Opera almost immediately after its world première in 1888. The Wiener Staatsoper has since put on nearly 500 performances of Verdi’s last opera in seven different productions. This sombre drama has now been given yet another interpretation, this time by stage director Adrian Noble – who has also directed Hansel and Gretel and Alcina at the opera house on the Ring.