USA, 2015, 2 hours 57 minutes
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Es Devlin
Cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sonya Yoncheva, Dimitri Pittas, Željko Lučić, Günther Gröissbock
A new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece Othello, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, opens the Met season. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings his first Met performances of the tormented Moor of Venice, with Sonya Yoncheva in her role debut as his wife, Desdemona, and Željko Lučić as Othello’s sinister rival, Iago. The staging, also featuring Dimitri Pittas as Cassio and Günther Groissböck as Lodovico, also marks the Met debut of set designer Es Devlin, whose previous designs include the 2014 revival of Machinal on Broadway and numerous opera productions for Covent Garden, La Scala, and other leading companies.