Verdi's Otello

Vincent Boussard (stage director), Christian Thielemann (conductor) – With José Cura (Otello), Dorothea Röschmann (Desdemona), Carlos Álvarez (Iago)...

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Vincent Boussard — Stage director

Vincent Lemaire — Set designer

Christian Lacroix — Costume designer

José Cura — Otello

Dorothea Röschmann — Desdemona

Carlos Álvarez — Iago

Benjamin Bernheim — Cassio

Christa Mayer — Emilia

Georg Zeppenfeld — Lodovico

Bror Magnus Tødenes — Roderigo

Csaba Szegedi — Montano

Gordon Bintner — A Herald

Sofia Pintzou — An Angel

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor

Jörn Hinnerk Andresen — Chorus Master

Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor

Program notes

Experience Shakespeare like never before at the Staatskapelle Dresden:  Christian Thielemann conduct's Verdi's masterpiece Otello!

José Cura sensationally interprets the title-role of the general driven mad by jealousy, in an intrigue led by Dorothea Röschmann in the role of his wife Desdemona, and Carlos Álvarez as the perfidious Iago. The work was created at Milan's La Scala in 1887, 70 years after the success of Rossini's Otello ossia il Moro di Venezia, whose popularity it immediately took over to become a fixture in opera houses the world over!

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