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 English with English surtitles. Running time: 2hrs 50mins.Performers Stuart Skelton (Otello), Leah Crocetto (Desdemona), Brian Mulligan (Iago), Allan Clayton (Cassio), Peter Van Hulle (Roderigo), Barnaby Rea (Lodovico), Charles Johnston (Montano), Pamela Helen Stephen (Emilia).
Music Rossini. Lyrics Francesco Maria Berio di Salsi. Producer English National Opera. Producer Royal Swedish Opera. Producer Teatro Real Madrid. Conductor Edward Gardner. Director David Alden. Design Jon Morrell. Lighting Adam Silverman. Director Maxine Braham (movement). Translation Tom Phillips.