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Otello Digital Programme

£2.99

Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Introduction to the opera

Synopsis

Read a full synopsis of the opera

Watch: the trailer

Listen: musical highlight

Explore Desdemona's incredibly moving Willow Song and Ave Maria

From Othello to Otello

How Verdi and librettist Arrigo Boito adapted Shakespeare’s play for the operatic stage

Watch: exclusive film – Act I

Jonas Kaufmann and Antonio Pappano discuss and rehearse music from Act I of Otello

Watch: exclusive film – Act III

Jonas Kaufmann and Antonio Pappano discuss and rehearse music from Act III of Otello

Breaking down the barriers

While Otello contains some of the formal numbers typical of 19th-century Italian opera, Verdi aimed for dramatic realism

An opera for star singers

Otello production photos

Watch: Otello insight

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann and conductor Antonio Pappano explore Keith Warner's new production of Verdi's Otello

Watch: Adapting Shakespeare – Insight Event

Panel discussion with Keith Warner, Jonathan Bate, Nicholas Hytner and Joby Talbot.