Otello

Giuseppe Verdi

From Friday 27 November 2020 To Saturday 19 December 2020

Date Location Ticketing
Friday 27 November 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Monday 30 November 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Thursday 03 December 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Sunday 06 December 2020 15:30 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Tuesday 15 December 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Saturday 19 December 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 


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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
Marina Rebeka

Jago
Ludovic Tézier

Cassio
Riccardo Della Sciucca

Lodovico
Alessio Cacciamani

Emilia
Caterina Piva

Roderigo
Francesco Pittari

Montano 
Francesco Milanese

Un araldo
Francesco Samuele Venuti

Chorus, Children chorus and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus and Children chorus master
Lorenzo Fratini
Prices
Stalls 1 200 €
Stalls 2 160 €
Stalls 3 120 €
Stalls 4 90 €
Boxes 60 €
Gallery 50 €
Limited visibility and Just listening 15 €