Saturday, October 17, 2015
Where: The Paramount
Cost: $24 / $22 Senior / $18 Student
Run Time: 2 hours, 57 minutes – Live Performance Broadcast
Verdi’s masterpiece Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity, is conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings his first Met performances of the tormented Moor of Venice, with Sonya Yoncheva in her role debut as his wife, Desdemona, and Zeljko Lučić as Otello’s sinister rival, Iago. The staging, also featuring Dimitri Pittas as Cassio andGünther Groissböck as Lodovico, also marks the Met debut of set designer Es Devlin, whose previous designs include the 2014 revival of Machinal on Broadway and numerous opera productions for Covent Garden, La Scala, and other leading companies.
Please join us for a complimentary pre-opera lecture, organized by Kevin O’Halloran, Executive Director of Ash Lawn Opera, in The Paramount Theater Balcony Lounge at 12:15pm. The lecture for Otello will be conducted by Tim Snider, attorney and host of WTJU’s Sunday Opera Matinee.