Director Bartlett Sher's season-opening new production of Verdi’s masterful Otello probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast led by Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role, Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona, and Željko Lučić as Iago. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
“Magnificence worthy of the Met… Yannick Nézet-Séguin led a performance of cracking intensity… Aleksandrs Antonenko sang brilliantly.” —Financial Times
Sonya Yoncheva’s “luscious sound has just enough of an earthy tinge and texture to balance the shimmer of her singing… What other soprano right now can sing the ‘Willow Song’ and ‘Ave Maria’ more beautifully?” —New York Times
Željko Lučić “is superb as Iago, a chilling and malevolent portrait of evil personified… A stark and simple yet often powerful new production of Verdi’s passionate and masterful rendering of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.” —Huffington Post
Production a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr.