LA Opera presents “Otello” with select performances through March 9, 08 (Tickets & Preview)


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Verdi – Otello
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Verdi’s greatest tragic opera

From the opening tempest scene to the spine tingling finish, Verdi’s transformation of the original Shakespeare play crackles with theatrical electricity and incandescent intensity. When the evil Iago cleverly exploits Otello’s obsessive jealousy, the Moor’s innocent wife Desdemona is blindsided in the explosive dramatic friction. This musical portrait of Otello’s descent into a tortured heart of darkness is explicit in every chilling detail – you’ll feel the Moor’s temples throb with Vesuvian rage and hear the blood boiling in his veins as he destroys all in life that he holds dear.

PRODUCTION DATES

Saturday February 16, 2008 7:30 p.m.
Thursday February 21, 2008 7:30 p.m.
Sunday February 24, 2008 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday February 27, 2008 1:00 p.m.
Sunday March 2, 2008 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 5, 2008 7:30 p.m.
Sunday March 9, 2008 2:00 p.m.

CAST LIST

OTELLO Ian Storey View Profile View Profile
DESDEMONA (FEB. 16) Elena Evseeva View Profile View Profile
DESDEMONA Cristina Gallardo-Domâs View Profile View Profile
IAGO Mark Delavan View Profile View Profile
CASSIO Derek Taylor View Profile View Profile
EMILIA Ning Liang View Profile View Profile
LUDOVICO Eric Halfvarson View Profile View Profile
RODERIGO Gregory Warren View Profile View Profile
MONTANO Ryan McKinny View Profile View Profile
HERALD Matthew Moore View Profile View Profile

CREATIVE TEAM

CONDUCTOR James Conlon View Profile View Profile
DIRECTOR John Cox View Profile View Profile
DESIGNER Johan Engels View Profile View Profile
LIGHTING DESIGNER Simon Corder View Profile View Profile
ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR/CHORUS MASTER Grant Gershon View Profile View Profile

RUNNING TIME
3 hours 15 minutes, including two intermissions.

PRE-PERFORMANCE LECTURE [ Listen ]
One hour prior to each performance.
Music Director James Conlon interviewed by Alan Chapman.
Pre-performance lectures are generously sponsored by the Flora L. Thornton Foundation and the Opera League of Los Angeles.

PRODUCTION NOTES:
Co-production with Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Teatro Regio di Parma.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.