"Mr. Kaufmann’s superbly assured singing of one of the most daunting roles in the repertory. His Otello is clearly still in formation dramatically, but vocally it is already a part of the great tradition."
- The New York Times
World famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception, and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta is his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis lago in a new production by Olivier award-winning director Keith Warner.
A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus, and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers, and thrilling choruses. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
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