Opera

Otello

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Lyric Drama in four acts
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles.
Libretto: Arrigo Boito, based on "The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice" by William Shakespeare
Premiere: 1887 in Milan
Fr, 23.02.2024
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
Cancelled
Trailer: Theater TV – Ullrich Bohn
Cristina Pasaroiu, Scott Piper
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Matias Tosi
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Cristina Pasaroiu, Scott Piper
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Scott Piper, Matias Tosi
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Scott Piper
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Scott Piper, Cristina Pasaroiu
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Scott Piper
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Scott Piper, Matias Tosi
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Cristina Pasaroiu, Scott Piper
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Scott Piper
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Matias Tosi, Chor
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Scott Piper, Cristina Pasaroiu
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Chor und Jugendchor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Scott Piper, Cristina Pasaroiu
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Matias Tosi
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Cristina Pasaroiu
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Scott Piper
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Cristina Pasaroiu, Scott Piper
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster

Verdi very often turned to the literature of Schiller for the inspiration to his operas, but it was in the works of Shakespeare that his greatest influence was to be found, leading to the masterpieces "Macbeth", "Falstaff" and "Otello". The libretto was shaped by poet-composer Arrigo Boito, whose vision brought together all the important elements of drama Verdi required, thus creating one of the great masterpieces of literary opera, one which was lauded as a world-success already at its premiere. "Otello" has a distinct dramatic language through which the Shakespearean drama interacts effortlessly with Verdi's complex narrative musical expression, masterfully employed to create everything from the tenderest arias to explosive choruses. As always, Verdi's focus lies in the depiction of human nature through a wide panorama of emotions. Jealousy, intrigue and self-weakness lead to self-destruction and certain fate, a force which not even Desdemona's pure love for Otello can counteract. Defenceless against the powers of evil (as personified by Iago) she falls victim to the delusions of her husband. "Otello" is a drama of almost monstrous force, from its opening thunderbolt to Otello's final kiss of death.

Cast

Conductor Yoel Gamzou
Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Revival Director Silvia Gatto
Stage Designer Gisbert Jäkel
Costume Designer Jessica Karge
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Dramaturgy Regine Palmai
Youth Chorus Direction Niklas Sikner
Otello Aaron Cawley
Desdemona Elena Bezgodkova
Iago Aluda Todua
Cassio Mert Süngü
Roderigo Erik Biegel
Lodovico Young Doo Park
Emilia Karin Strobos
Montano Darcy Carroll
Bianca Josefine Rau
Chor, Chorsolisten & Extrachor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Jugendkantorei der Ev. Singakademie Wiesbaden, Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

Final performance!Grosses Haus18:00 - 21:00