On September 21, 2015, the Met season opens with Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lučić plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise.
This production is a gift from Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr.
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