7 June 2017 at 2.41pm | 9 Comments
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.
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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.