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The Othello story, how jealousy can undermine even the deepest love. Cyprus, at the end of the 15th century, is an outpost of the Venetian Empire, at war with the Turks. The Governor is the Moor Otello, who has just married Desdemona, the young daughter of a noble Venetian family. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. A new production sponsored by Accenture.Performers Gwynne Howell (Montano), Kurt Streit (Cassio), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Iago), Peter Auty (Roderigo), David Rendall (Otello), Susan Chilcott (Desdemona), Jean Rigby (Emilia).
Music Rossini. Lyrics Francesco Maria Berio di Salsi. Company Glyndebourne Opera. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Peter Hall. Design John Gunter. Lighting Mark Henderson. Director Nicholas Hall (fight). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Company Glyndebourne Chorus.
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