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Otello is a self-made man, a former slave risen to the rank of general and now in love with a devoted wife, Desdemona. But his trusted advisor Iago begins to manipulate Otello in a relentless quest to destroy the general. Consumed by paranoia and suspicion, Otello’s earnest love for Desdemona takes a violent turn with catastrophic consequences.
Verdi’s masterful treatment of Shakespeare’s tragedy is brought to life by a dream cast of COC favourites in David Alden’s highly acclaimed production.
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLE.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAMS
Otello, Russell Thomas
Iago, Gerald Finley
Desdemona, Tamara Wilson
Cassio, Andrew Haji
Emilia, Carolyn Sproule
Roderigo, Owen McCausland
Lodovico, Önay Köse
Conductor, Johannes Debus
Director, David Alden
Set & Costume Designer, Jon Morrell
Original Lighting Designer, Adam Silverman
Revival Lighting Designer, Andrew Cutbush
Movement Director, Maxine Braham
Price Family Chorus Master, Sandra Horst
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
This production was originally created by English National Opera as a co-production with Royal Swedish Opera and Teatro Real Madrid
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