Thursday 01 June 2023
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles Opera: Otello
Los Angeles Opera’s Otello is a tragedy about the Moor of Venice who is consumed by jealousy and revenge, leading to tragedy. The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles. The cast features tenor Gregory Kunde in the title role, baritone Andrea Silvestrelli as Iago, and soprano Hibla Gerzmava as Desdemona. The production is directed by James Robinson, with sets by John Conklin and costumes by Paul Tazewell. The Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus will be conducted by Marco Guidarini.
This will be the first time Los Angeles Opera has performed Otello in over two decades, and the first time ever at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The last time the opera was performed in Los Angeles was in 1995, at the now-defunct Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Otello is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, and is considered by many to be his greatest work. The opera is based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name, and was first performed in 1887. Verdi’s score is full of beautiful melodies and powerful emotions, making it a perfect opera for Los Angeles.
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