Otello

Giuseppe Verdi

From Sunday 10 May 2020 To Wednesday 20 May 2020

Date Location Ticketing
Sunday 10 May 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Thursday 14 May 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Sunday 17 May 2020 15:30 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Wednesday 20 May 2020 20:01 Teatro del Maggio Buy 


Following the success of Aida, Verdi decided to retire. His work had given him everything: glory, money and eternal fame. With Aida, he had the opportunity of withdrawing after the successful period of 19th century melodrama, having for too long suffered the weight of the crisis in musical theatre that struggled to find new dramaturgic and formal outlets. But his encounter with the energetic Arrigo Boito led the Maestro of Busseto back to opera. Verdi, like Boito, longed for experimental and innovative forms of poetry, and was already yearning for the emancipation of melodrama from the number opera format. The understanding between the two men emerged through Shakespeare, a writer that Verdi had loved and pursued for his entire life. The first result of the fortunate collaboration was Otello, which made its triumphant debut at the Scala in Milan on 5 February 1887. Despite his eighty-plus years, Verdi demonstrated an amazing ability for renewal, interpreting the words of Boito in an unexpected and original manner. Having abandoned the ‘safety’ of the number opera format for the open form, the composer created a shifting and continuous musical flow. With a nod to Wagner and author to Italian theatrical tradition, Verdi thus marked the peak of his exceptional creative career.

New staging

Artists
Conductor
Zubin Mehta

Director
Valerio Binasco

Sets
Guido Fiorato

Costumes
Gianluca Falaschi

Lights
Pasquale Mari

Otello
Fabio Sartori

Desdemona
Hibla Gerzmava

Iago
George Petean

Cassio
Riccardo Della Sciucca

Emilia
Caterina Piva

Rodrigo
Marco Miglietta

Ludovico
Alessandro Spina

Montano
Francesco Milanese

Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chrous Master Lorenzo Fratini
Prices
Stalls 1 200 €
Stalls 2 160 €
Stalls 3 120 €
Stalls 4 90 €
Boxes 60 €
Gallery 50€
Limited Visibility 15 €
Just Listening 15 €