Introduction Program Artistic profile Gallery More info LICEU SAFETY PLACECheck the organizational and preventive measures PRIORITY SALE26/02/2021 GENERAL PUBLIC SALE02/03/2021 A Bayerische Staatsoper production starring Gregory Kunde, Carlos Álvarez and Krassimira Stoyanova When Verdi shut himself in to write an opera based on Shakespeare's Othello, he originally intended to call it Iago because Otello was the title of another opera by Rossini which was still hugely popular. Verdi was so fascinated by the compulsively manipulating Iago – whose diabolical boldness destroys the jealous Moor and his wife – that he gave him some of the finest dramatic and musical passages in the opera. The famous words that mark the victorious Otello's first appearance – one of the greatest entrances in the history of opera – lead directly into Iago's perfectly laid plan, into the lies and ploys that will cause the downfall of the insanely jealous Otello and the death of Desdèmona. Iago, having identified Otello's weak spot, builds his scheme around it and the splendid, upstanding warrior of Act I slowly degenerates into the man who commits suicide when he becomes aware of his own his moral decadence. Otello is no longer Otello. The poignancy of his tragedy lies hidden in the innermost depths of self-doubt. Amélie Niermeyer's production shows the inner and outer struggle that inhabits in Shakespeare's play, but also puts the figure of Desdemona in the center. In some way, she underlines feminicide and misogyny with the glasses of realism, expressionism and the crudeness of modern theater. With the support of: Otello DRAMMA LIRICO IN FOUR ACTS Libretto by Arrigo Boito after the play by William Shakespeare. World premiere: 5/02/1887 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. First Barcelona performance: 19/11/1890 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 07/02/2016. Total number of Liceu performances: 165. Approximate running time 2h 45m First part 1h 11m Interval 20m Second part 1h 12m Artistic profileConductorGustavo DudamelStage directorAmélie NiermeyerSet designChristian SchmidtCostumesAnnelies VanlaereLighting designOlaf WinterVideoPhilipp BatereauProductionBayerische Staatsoper (Munich)Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera BarcelonaDirector of the ChorusConxita GarciaCastOtelloGregory Kunde27th,30th March and 6th,9th,12th,14th AprilJorge de León28th,31th March and 7th,10th,13th AprilJagoCarlos Álvarez27th,30th March and 6th,9th,12th,14th AprilŽeljko Lucic28th,31th March and 7th,10th,13th AprilCassioAiram HernándezRoderigoFrancisco VasLodovicoFelipe BouMontanoFernando LatorreDesdemonaKrassimira Stoyanova27th,30th March and 6th,9th,12th,14th AprilEleonora Buratto28th,31th March and 7th,10th,13th AprilEmiliaMireia PintóGregory KundeJorge de LeónCarlos ÁlvarezFrancisco Vas Felipe BouFernando LatorreKrassimira StoyanovaEleonora BurattoMireia Pintó March 202127Saturday19:00Turn C28Sunday17:00Turn T30Tuesday19:00Turn A31Wednesday19:00Turn P (PA)April 20216Tuesday19:00Turn G7Wednesday19:00Turn PC9Friday19:00Turn E10Saturday18:00Turn F12Monday19:00Turn D13Tuesday19:00Turn PEAD14Wednesday19:00Turn B Programa de mà T'oferim l'opció de descarregar-te el programa en format PDF. QUIOSC La veu del Liceu T'oferim articles, anàlisis i comentaris per ampliar la informació sobre aquest títol. Information of Interest Sessió informativa Cada dia 45 minuts abans de la funció, tindrà lloc a la mateixa sala principal una sessió informativa prèvia sobre l'òpera que veurem. Cronologia liceista Consulta AQUÍ la relació històrica de funcions d'Otello de Verdi al Gran Teatre del Liceu. Retransmissió Segueix l'òpera en directe a Catalunya Música (també UER) el dissabte 27 de març a les 19h. Lectura fàcil Descarrega AQUÍ l'argument de l'òpera en format Lectura Fàcil.