Watch: Antonio Pappano introducing Verdi’s Otello
Royal Opera House Music Director Tony Pappano recently introduced the music of Verdi’s Otello as part of an Insights evening.
Talking of the piece as ‘an Everest’, Maestro Pappano looked at the nuances of the score, from the tempestuous opening scene in which Otello returns home in a raging storm. Maestro Pappano moved on to talk about the music that accompanies the introduction of the various characters, including Desdemona. Extracts of the score were sung by soprano Alexandra Deshorties.
Otello runs from 12 – 24 July.