Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2012
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Production: Elijah Moshinsky
Cast: Renée Fleming (Desdemona), Johan Botha (Otello), Michael Fabiano (Cassio), Falk Struckmann (Iago)
Verdi’s towering masterpiece, based on Shakespeare’s tragedy, makes its first Captured Live in HD appearance. Semyon Bychkov conducts an extraordinary cast led by Johan Botha in the title role of the jealous Moor of Venice, opposite Renée Fleming in one of her greatest roles, Otello’s innocent wife Desdemona. Falk Struckmann sings Iago, Otello’s disloyal ensign, and Michael Fabiano is the captain Cassio.