Jealousy, betrayal and murder... From the opening tempest scene to the spine-tingling finish, Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy crackles with theatrical electricity. When the insidious Iago cleverly exploits Otello's obsessive jealousy, the Moor's innocent wife Desdemona is blindsided in the explosive dramatic friction. A work of overwhelming power and beauty, this musical portrait of Otello's descent into a tortured heart of darkness is explicit in every chilling detail. Directed by Bartlett Sher, The Metropolitan Opera's magnificent production features Latvian tenor Aleksandr Atonenko in the title role, alongside an acclaimed cast of stars. Sung in Italian with projected English text, Otello comes to vivid life on stage at the Metropolitan Opera House.
This show’s running time is 2 hours and 46 minutes, with one 30-minute intermission.