Royal Opera


In Cinemas 28, 29 & 30 Jul & 2 Aug 2017
Antonio Pappano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Jonas Kaufmann (Otello), Maria Agresta (Desdemona), Marco Vratogna (Iago), Frédéric Antoun (Cassio), Thomas Atkins (Roderigo), Kai Rüütel (Emilia), Simon Shibambu (Montano), In Sung Sim (Lodovico), Thomas Barnard (Herald)
Giuseppe Verdi
Keith Warner
Set Design
Boris Kudlička
3h20, incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 28 Jun 2017
Official Event Listing
  • Kaufmann sings an ‘Otello’ for the ages. His sound inescapably evokes memories of live performances and classic recordings by Vinay, Vickers and other masters; in a single night he joined their company.
    Zachary Woolf, THE NEW YORK TIMES
    There are two sounds in this world that surpass all others in the feelings of exultation they can induce in the ear of a listener: the glorious smooth tenor voice of Jonas Kaufmann and the stunning power of Antonio Pappano conducting Verdi.
    William Hartson, EXPRESS
    The hottest ticket this year. Pappano’s contribution in the pit is a thing of wonder, with no detail too trifling in to be given full weight in his masterful sweep of the whole.
    Cara Chanteau, THE INDEPENDENT

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Please note cast change:  the previously billed Ludovic Tézier has withdrawn, replaced in the the role of Iago by Italian baritone Marco Vratogna.

Screening at all locations, excl. Riverside.