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Otello

VERDI

19 JUNE - 9 JULY

With Simon Keenlyside

Grange Park Opera is delighted to welcome one of the world’s most influential and prolific directors of opera, David Alden – winner of the prestigious South Bank Show Award (for his production of Britten’s Peter Grimes) and two Olivier Awards.

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 three leading roles – Otello, Desdemona and Iago – are among the most challenging Verdi ever created. Exciting Welsh Heldentenor Gwyn Hughes Jones and Elizabeth Llewellyn as Desdemona make role debuts as Otello and Desdemona, but much of the interest will come in the baddie department, with GPO favourite Simon Keenlyside exploring his dark side as Iago.

It will be a night to remember.

An opera in four acts

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Music: Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto: Arrigo Boito

First performance: 5 February 1887, La Scala

UK première: 5 July 1889, Lyceum, Covent Garden

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Cast & Creatives

OTELLO, General of Venice  ∙ GWYN HUGHES JONES
IAGO, Otello’s ensign ∙ SIMON KEENLYSIDE
DESDEMONA, Otello’s wife ∙ ELIZABETH LLEWLLYN
EMILIA, Iago’s wife ∙ OLIVIA RAY
CASSIO, a Captain ∙ ELGAN LLŶR THOMAS
RODERIGO, GentlemanANTHONY FLAUM
LODOVICO, AmbassadorMATTHEW BROOK
MONTANO, ex-Governor of Cyprus ALAN EWING

CONDUCTOR ∙ GIANLUCA MARCIANO
DIRECTOR ∙ DAVID ALDEN
SET DESIGNER CHARLIE EDWARDS
COSTUME DESIGNER GABRIELLE DALTON
LIGHTING DESIGNER ∙ ANDY CUTBUSH

Performance dates

Sunday 19 June 5:45pm
Wednesday 22 June 5:45pm
Saturday 25 June 5:45pm
Thursday 30 June 5:45pm
Sunday 3 July 5:45pm
Wednesday 6 July 5:45pm
Saturday 9 July 5:45pm

Booking dates

Pioneers & Singer Sponsors: Wednesday 6 Oct
Revels: Wednesday 20 Oct
Hippocrates: Wednesday 24 Nov
Archimedes: Wednesday 15 Dec
Plato: Wednesday 9 Feb
Public: Wednesday 23 Mar

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Tickets

Sunday 19 June 2022

5:45pm

Wednesday 22 June 2022

5:45pm

Saturday 25 June 2022

5:45pm

Thursday 30 June 2022

5:45pm

Sunday 3 July 2022

5:45pm

Wednesday 6 July 2022

5:45pm

Saturday 9 July 2022

5:45pm