Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of “Otello” on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.
A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona’s rapturous love duet and Desdemona’s poignant ‘Willow Song’. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.
This screening runs about 2 hours 45 minutes including one intermission, plus a 15-minute introduction. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.
General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. RSVP on Facebook
SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES