ROH: Otello



Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut in Verdi’s thrilling Shakespeare based opera Otello, directed by Keith Warner. It is the first new staging of the Italian composer’s final tragedy at the Royal Opera House in 30 years. With Antonio Pappano’s contribution in the orchestra pit, valued as “a thing of wonder” (The Independent), the performance of Kaufmann and the ensemble is of stunning intensity, from the violent storm that opens the opera through to Iago’s blood-chilling Credo and Otello’s increasingly desperate duets with Desdemona. – “Jonas Kaufmann sings an Otello for the Ages!” (The NY Times)

Additional Info

  • No: A02050114
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Orchestra: Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House
  • Artists: Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Marco Vratogna, Frédéric Antoun
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 02:28:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Keith Warner
  • Producers: Royal Opera House
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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