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VIDEO: Bartlett Sher Directs Verdi's 'Otello' on PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES Today

Verdi's late masterpiece based on Shakespeare's tragic drama of jealousy and deceit, OTELLO, airs on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET today, February 21 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) Get a sneak peek below!

Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher's acclaimed new production is led by dynamic conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with Aleksandrs Antonenko in his first Met performance as the tormented Moor of Venice, with Sonya Yoncheva in her role debut as his innocent wife, Desdemona.

Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona and Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role of Verdi's "Otello".

Also featuring Zeljko Lu?i? as Otello's sinister rival, Iago, Dimitri Pittas as Cassio, and Günther Groissböck as Lodovico, this staging 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.

Photographed by Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera

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