Grange Park Opera is delighted to welcome one of the world’s most influential and prolific directors of opera, David Alden.
Verdi’s opera, based on Shakespeare’s play about the tragic Moorish general manipulated into a frenzy of paranoia by his sidekick, Iago, was an immediate success – Verdi had 20 curtain calls at the opening night.
The opera has remained in the world’s repertoire ever since. The three leading roles – Otello, Desdemona and Iago – are among the most challenging Verdi ever created.
Otello is sung by Gwyn Hughes Jones (with recent performances of Calaf at the Paris Opera), Grange Park Opera favourite, Simon Keenlyside, is Iago and Elizabeth Llewellyn the fragile Desdemona.