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Verdi: Otello
Russell Thomas © Fay Fox
Los Angeles

Dudamel serves up Otello at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 15 July 2018
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Mary Elizabeth Williams (Desdemona) and Russell Thomas (Otello) © Jeff Roffman
Atlanta

Spano conducts a concert version of Verdi's Otello in Atlanta

By , 07 October 2017
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José Cura (Otello) © Lorraine Wauters | Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Liège

Tragic dignity and pathos from José Cura as Otello in Liège

By , 29 June 2017
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Jonas Kaufmann (Otello) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

A bronze-toned lion of Venice: Kaufmann debuts as Otello at Covent Garden

By , 21 June 2017
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Jacquelyn Wagner (Desdemona), Boris Statsenko (Iago) and Zoran Todorovich (Otello) © Hans Jörg Michel
Düsseldorf

Less is moor: a powerful, minimalist Otello in Düsseldorf

By , 13 October 2016
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George Petean (Iago) and Gregory Kunde (Otello) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Kunde both amazes and disappoints in Teatro Real's Otello

By , 18 September 2016
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Roberto Frontali (Iago) © Alfredo Tabocchini | Macerata Opera Festival
Macerata

Iago chills the blood in Macerata's gloomy Otello

By , 22 July 2016
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© Zsófia Pályi / Attila Nagy
Budapest

Drowned in the orchestral storm: Otello at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 27 May 2016
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Allison Bell © Felipe Pagani
London

Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

By , 23 April 2016
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Željko Lučić (Iago) and Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Tight ensemble over Sher’s exsanguinated Otello at The Met

By , 20 April 2016
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Corinne Winters (Desdemona) and Ian Storey (Otello) © Annemie Augustijns
Antwerp

Confusing darkness: Inside the mind of the Moor with Thalheimer's Otello in Antwerp

By , 14 February 2016
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Kristian Benedikt (Otello) © Yves Renaud
Montreal

Montreal's Otello ticks the boxes

By , 30 January 2016
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Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) and Željko Lučić (Iago) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Unfocused, unmagnetic Otello opens Met Season

By , 21 September 2015
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Douglas McNicol (Iago) and Bradley Daley (Otello) © Darren Williams
Adelaide

Verdi remastered: Otello on the high seas

By , 30 October 2014
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Gregory Kunde (Otello) and Erika Grimaldi (Desdemona) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio Torino
Turin

Otello in Turin: the weakness of a Moorish general

By , 14 October 2014
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Stuart Skelton (Otello) © Francis Loney
London

"One that lov'd not wisely but too well": a visceral Otello at ENO

By , 13 September 2014
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Roberto Alagna as Otello © Bernateau
Orange

Chung and Alagna outstanding in Otello at Orange

By , 03 August 2014
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Claudio Sgura (Iago) and Simon O'Neill (Otello) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Strong cast makes Sydney Otello a gripping experience

By , 05 July 2014
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Marco Berti (Otello) and Lianna Haroutounian (Desdemona) © Teatro San Carlo Napoli
Naples

Otello, or The dark side of the Moor unveiled in Naples

By , 19 April 2014
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Uri Caine  ©  Bill Douthart
Madrid

Celebrating in style: Uri Caine's unusual take on Verdi and Wagner

By , 11 November 2013
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©  ElyRose Promotions
London

John Upperton and Midsummer Opera make a game attempt at Verdi's Otello

By , 18 October 2013
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Johan Bothan and Ana María Martinez  ©  Dan Rest / Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago

Starting with a storm: Otello at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 October 2013
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Maria Bengtsson as Countess Almaviva; Christopher Maltman as Count Almaviva © ROH / Douet
Vienna

Otello at the Vienna Staatsoper a night of excellent singing, regrettable staging

By , 17 September 2013
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Ronald Samm as Otello and David Kempster as Iago in Opera North’s production of Verdi’s Otello  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

New production of Verdi's Otello from Opera North

By , 16 January 2013
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Johan Botha and Falk Struckmann in Otello  ©  Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Otello in the cinema

By , 27 October 2012
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Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello, Lucio Gallo as Iago  ©  Tristram Kenton
London

Shakespeare Sung: Otello at Covent Garden

By , 12 July 2012
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Krassimira Stoyanova and Peter Seiffert  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Otello in Munich: Everything Opera Should Be

By , 31 March 2012
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Perez and Domingo  ©  Royal Opera House / Catherine Ashmore
London

The Royal Opera House celebrate Placido Domingo's forty years of Covent Garden performances

By , 27 October 2011
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Lucio Gallo and Aleksandrs Antonenko  © Ian Patrick / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Otello in Paris, a night for the singers

By , 14 June 2011
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Desdemona) und Roberto Alagna (Otello) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Prominenten Rollendebüts glänzen in Otello an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 12 March 2018
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Dorothea Röschmann (Desdemona), José Cura (Otello) und Chor © Forster | Osterfestspiele Salzburg
Salzburg

Salzburger Osterfestspiele starten mit minimalistischem Otello

By , 19 March 2016
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Escena de Otello en el Gran Teatre del Liceu © Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Desdemona, de Verdi: un Otello descafeinado en el Liceu de Barcelona

By , 21 January 2016
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Escena de la ópera Otello en el Festival de Peralada © Miquel González
Peralada

Otello en Peralada: la victoria del perverso Iago

By , 01 August 2015
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Ensemble und Chor © Werner Kmetitsch
Graz

Desdemona glänzte in der Grazer Wiederaufnahme

By , 12 February 2015
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