New Production! Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Marco Vratogna his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.
A major work of the opera repertory, 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 will conduct what is one of the most anticipated stagings of the season.
Please note cast change: the previously billed Ludovic Tézier has withdrawn, replaced in the the role of Iago by Italian baritone Marco Vratogna.