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.


Music: Rossini
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Berio di Salsi
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Archive listings for Otello

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Live cinema relay: Jun17 28. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Keith Warner. Performer Jonas Kaufmann (Otello - Jun17 2/6/Jul17 10). Performer Gregory Kunde (Othello - Jul17 8/12/15). Performer Maria Agresta (Desdomona - Jun17 2/6/Jul17 10). Performer Dorothea Roschmann (Desdemona - Jul17 8/12/15). Performer Ludovic Tezier (Iago Jun17 2/6/Jul17 10). Performer Zeljko Lucic (Iago - Jul17 8/12/15). Performer Frederic Antoun (Cassio). Performer Thomas Atkins (Roderigo). Performer Kai Ruutel (Emilia). Performer Simon Shibambu (Montano). Performer In Sung Sim (Lodovico).
21 Jun 17 to 15 Jul 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0626288084


Sung in English with English surtitles. Running time: 2hrs 50mins.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. Performer Stuart Skelton (Otello). Performer Leah Crocetto (Desdemona). Performer Brian Mulligan (Iago). Performer Allan Clayton (Cassio). Performer Peter Van Hulle (Roderigo). Performer Barnaby Rea (Lodovico). Performer Charles Johnston (Montano). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Emilia).
13 Sep 14 to 17 Oct 14London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L0199570450


A concert performanceProducer Buxton Festival. Company Buxton Festival Chorus. Company Northern Chamber Orchestra.
17 Jul 14 to 26 Jul 14Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L280926073


New Production. Sung in Italian with English titles. Running time: approx.2hrs 45minsCompany Opera North. Director Tim Albery. Design Leslie Travers. Conductor Richard Farnes.
20 Mar 13 to 23 Mar 13Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L0453786567
13 Mar 13 to 16 Mar 13The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L1135730764
6 Mar 13 to 9 Mar 13Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
listing details L1288222045
27 Feb 13 to 2 Mar 13Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L708940681
16 Jan 13 to 16 Feb 13Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L053269394


Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Elijah Moshinsky. Design Timothy O'Brien. Costume Peter J Hall. Lighting Robert Bryan. Choreographer Michael Popper. Choreographer Eleanor Fazan. Director William Hobbs (fight). Performer Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello). Performer Anja Harteros (Desdemona). Performer Lucio Gallo (Iago). Performer Antonio Poli (Cassio). Performer Brindley Sherratt (Lodovico). Performer Jihoon Kim (Montano). Performer Ji Hyun Kim (Roderigo). Performer Hanna Hipp (Emilia).
12 Jul 12 to 24 Jul 12Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L641083907


Sung in Italian with English and Welsh surtitles. Run time approx 2hrs 45minsCompany Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi. Director Paul Curran. Design Paul Edwards. Performer Dennis O'Neill. Performer Amanda Roocroft (Desdomona). Performer David Kempster (Iago). Performer David Soar (Lodovico). Performer Wynne Evans (Cassio). Performer Claire Bradshaw (Emilia).
2 Dec 08 to 5 Dec 08New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L01211525086
25 Nov 08 to 28 Nov 08Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno :: V848
listing details L1443173613
18 Nov 08 to 21 Nov 08Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L1303676956
11 Nov 08 to 14 Nov 08Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L0386458521
4 Nov 08 to 7 Nov 08Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L01514848645
21 Oct 08 to 25 Oct 08Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool :: V534
listing details L01576247236
17 Oct 08Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
listing details L0325075118
19 Sep 08 to 11 Oct 08Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L0531053634


Sung in Italian with English supertitles. A new production sponsored by Accenture.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. Performer Gwynne Howell (Montano). Performer Kurt Streit (Cassio). Performer Anthony Michaels-Moore (Iago). Performer Peter Auty (Roderigo). Performer David Rendall (Otello). Performer Susan Chilcott (Desdemona). Performer Jean Rigby (Emilia).
21 Jul 01 to 25 Aug 01Glyndebourne, Lewes :: V671
listing details L02104972834


New Production. Production supported by the Global Board of the Mariinsky Theatre.Company Kirov Opera. Conductor Valery Gergiev. Director Yuri Alexandrov. Design Semyon Pastukh. Performer Vladimir Galuzin (Otello). Performer Olga Guriakova (Desdemona Jul 16). Performer Tatiana Pavlovskaya (Desdemona Jul 18). Performer Nikolai Putilin (Iago). Performer Liubov Sokolova (Emilia). Performer Gennady Bezzubenkov (Montano).
16 Jul 01 to 18 Jul 01Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1185175394


A revival of [Elijah Moshinsky]'s famous production of [Verdi]'s Otello. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 55 minutes.Conductor Daniele Gatti. Director Elijah Moshinsky. Design Timothy O'Brien. Costume Peter J Hall. Choreographer Eleanor Fazan. Director William Hobbs (fight). Performer Jose Cura (Otello). Performer Amanda Roocroft (Desdemona). Performer Alexandru Agache (Iago). Performer Kurt Streit (Cassio). Performer Arutjun Kotchinian (Lodovico). Performer Leah-Marian Jones (Emilia). Performer Peter Auty (Roderigo). Performer Roderick Earle (Montano).
19 Apr 01 to 3 May 01Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L730645227


This production originated at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Company Royal Opera. Director Pier Luigi Pizzi. Design Pier Luigi Pizzi. Conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti. Performer Mariella Devia (Desdemona). Performer Bruce Ford (Otello). Performer Juan Diego Florez (Roderigo). Performer Kenneth Tarver (Roderigo 9/11/15/17 Feb). Performer Alastair Miles (Elmiro). Performer Octavio Arevalo (lago). Performer Leah-Marian Jones (Emilia). Performer Robin Leggate (Doge). Performer Timothy Robinson (Lucio). Performer Timothy Robinson (Gondoliere).
31 Jan 00 to 17 Feb 00Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L966769360

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