Verdi's OTELLO - The Royal Opera House



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Sun, Jul 30, 2017 2:00 PM Event Date Passed


The Royal Opera House

Sunday, July 30 at 2 pm | Members $11 | Public $16

Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Verdi’s thrilling Shakespeare-inspired opera directed by Keith Warner, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Gregory Kunde in the title role.

Otello is Verdi’s final tragedy. After astonishing productivity in his early career, the composer was lured out of retirement by the composer and librettist Arrigo Boito, who tempted him with a proposal that was very close to Verdi’s heart: Shakespeare’s Othello. As the latest utterance from the master of Italian opera, the 1887 premiere was an instant success – but, more than that, Otello has been an important part of the international opera repertory ever since. 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval.