Otello is a self-made man, a former slave risen to the rank of general and now in love with a devoted wife, Desdemona. But his trusted advisor Iago begins to manipulate Otello in a relentless quest to destroy the general. Consumed by paranoia and suspicion, Otello’s earnest love for Desdemona takes a violent turn with catastrophic consequences.
Verdi’s masterful treatment of Shakespeare’s tragedy is brought to life by a dream cast of COC favourites in David Alden’s highly acclaimed production.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAMS
Set & Costumer DesignerJon Morrell
Lighting DesignerAdam Silverman
Price Family Chorus Master*Sandra Horst
*Sandra Horst and the COC Chorus are generously underwritten by Tim & Frances Price
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
This production was originally created by English National Opera as a co-production with Royal Swedish Opera and Teatro Real Madrid