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opera Rossini's Otello Moishe Leiser and Patrice Caurier (stage director), Muhai Tang (conductor) — With John Osborn (Otello), Cecilia Bartoli (Desdemona), Javier Camarena (Rodrigo), Peter Kalman (Elmiro)

Moishe Leiser and Patrice Caurier (stage director), Muhai Tang (conductor) — With John Osborn (Otello), Cecilia Bartoli (Desdemona), Javier Camarena (Rodrigo), Peter Kalman (Elmiro)

Rossini's Otello Moishe Leiser and Patrice Caurier (stage director), Muhai Tang (conductor) — With John Osborn (Otello), Cecilia Bartoli (Desdemona), Javier Camarena (Rodrigo), Peter Kalman (Elmiro)

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At the Zürich Opera House, a new production of Rossini’s Otello puts Cecilia Bartoli’s Desdemona and John Osborn’s titular turn in the spotlight! The Otello that Gioachino Rossini presented at Naples’s Teatro del Fondo in 1816 is (very) liberally adapted from the celebrated Shakespearean tragedy. The libretto by Franceso Berio actually draws more inspiration from another play that premiered in Naples in 1813: Baron Carlo Cosenza’s Otello. In this drama, the figure of Iago takes a backseat to the enmity between the Moor, already married in secret, and Rodrigo, whose love for Desdemona remains unrequited. The motif of the handkerchief is replaced by a love letter whose intended recipient, Othello, believes it destined for another.

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Cast

  • Moshe Leiser | Stage director
  • Patrice Caurier | Stage director
  • Christian Fenouillat | Set designer
  • Agostino Cavalca | Costume designer
  • Christophe Forey | Lighting designer
  • Hans-Rudolf Kunz | Lighting designer
  • Konrad Kuhn | Dramaturgy
  • Zurich Opera Supplementary Chorus
  • Jürg Hämmerli | Chorus Master

Program

  • Gioachino Rossini, Otello ossia il Moro di Venezia
    • I: Overture
    • I: "Viva Otello"
    • I: March
    • I: "Vincemmo, o prodi"
    • I: "Ah! Sì, per voi già sento"
    • I: "Rodrigo!"
    • I: "No, non temer"
    • I: "Inutile è quel pianto"
    • I: "Vorrei, che il tuo pensiero"
    • I: "Ma che miro?"
    • I: "Santo Imen!"
    • I: "Dove son? Che mai veggio?"
    • I: "Nel cor d'un padre amante"
    • I: "Ti parli d'amore"
    • I: "L'infida, ahimè che miro?"
    • I: "Incerta l'anima"
    • II: "Lasciami"
    • II: "Che ascolto?"
    • II: "M'abbandonò, disparve"
    • II: "Che feci?"
    • II: "Non m'inganno"
    • II: "L'ira d'avverso fato"
    • II: "E a tanto giunger puote"
    • II: "Tra tante smanie"
    • II: "Desdemona! Che veggo!"
    • II: "Che smania. Oimè! che affanno!"
    • II: "L'error d'un infelice"
    • III: "Ah! - Dagli affanni oppressa"
    • III: "Nessun maggior dolore"
    • III: "Assisa a piè d'un salice" - " Che dissi!"
    • III: "Deh calma, o Ciel nel sonno"
    • III: "Eccomi giunto inosservato"
    • III: "Non arrestare il colpo"
    • III: "Notte per me funesta"
    • III: "Che sento... Chi batte?"

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Olivier Simonnet
  • Venue: Zürich Opera House (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2012
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min
  • Production: An Idéale Audience film production, with the participation of Clasart Classic, MUSEEC/medici.tv and France Télévisions
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