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Watch: A first glimpse of The Royal Opera's new production of Verdi's Otello

Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann and conductor Antonio Pappano give a taste of this hotly-anticipated new production.

By Asher Korner (Former Assistant Content Producer)

7 June 2017 at 2.41pm | 9 Comments

A ROH Insights event exploring Keith Warner's new Royal Opera production of Giuseppi Verdi's Otello was live-streamed for free on 8 June 2017. It is now available to watch on-demand.

Hosted by Director of Opera Oliver Mears, the event included an interview with world-renowned tenor Jonas Kaufmann who will sing the title role. Antonio Pappano then explored Verdi's thrilling score, as he prepares to conduct The Royal Opera's first new production of Otello in 30 years.

Otello was Verdi's final tragedy, written 15 years after the release of his last original work, Aida. The project was close to the composer's heart and is acclaimed as one of the most thrilling pieces in all Italian opera.

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Otello runs 21 June—15 July 2017 . Tickets are still available for some performances.

The opera will be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 28 June 2017. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list

This production is staged with generous support from Rolex, and with generous philanthropic support from Lord and Lady Laidlaw, Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE, Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Alfiya and Timur Kuanyshev, Mr and Mrs Baha Bassatne, John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer, Ian and Helen Andrews, Mercedes T. Bass, Maggie Copus, Mrs Trevor Swete, Beth Madison, John McGinn and Cary Davis, the Otello Production Syndicate, The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund and an anonymous donor.

By Asher Korner (Former Assistant Content Producer)

7 June 2017 at 2.41pm

This article has been categorised Opera, Talk and tagged Antonio Pappano, by Keith Warner, Giuseppe Verdi, insight, Jonas Kaufmann, Keith Warner, live stream, Oliver Mears, Otello, ROH Insights, The Royal Opera, William Shakespeare

This article has 9 comments

  1. Rosemary Mcdonald responded on 7 June 2017 at 5:14pm Reply

    Will this be re-shown as I'm on polling duty all day!

  2. JackyT responded on 8 June 2017 at 10:24am Reply

    Will this be available afterwards for those of us who cannot watch live because we are otherwise engaged at that time on election day?

  3. Patricia Holroyd responded on 8 June 2017 at 8:45pm Reply

    You've just sent me this link - BUT it doesn't play !!

  4. Maria Lentz responded on 8 June 2017 at 8:51pm Reply

    I hope I am subscribed to the wonderful Royal Opera House website. Please let me know if I do have to send more information.

  5. Alicia responded on 8 June 2017 at 10:35pm Reply

    just wonderful thank you so much!

  6. Spelling Bee responded on 8 June 2017 at 11:14pm Reply

    Hopefully someone at ROH will check how to spell the star's surname before opening night. At least 3 different spellings in the Insight programme!

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 12 June 2017 at 11:49am

      Thanks for your comment - this has been passed onto our Insights team who will investigate.



  7. Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 9 June 2017 at 10:09am Reply

    Hi Rosemary

    You can catch up with the event on demand, so you haven't missed out!

    Best wishes


  8. Olga responded on 19 June 2017 at 5:08pm Reply

    Good day to you! How can I watch the opera online since I didnt find any information of broadcasting in cinemas in Russia?

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