OTELLO Comes To Monte Carlo Opera Through 4/30
Throughout his great career, Giuseppe Verdi has drunk with the greatest playwrights. But he is an author whom he placed above all others: William Shakespeare, of whom he made from an early age a sort of absolute reference.
After Macbeth in 1847 and King Lear, a ghost opera in which he worked in vain for 25 years, Verdi devoted his last years to what will constitute the synthesis of his genius: Otello and Falstaff. These two works are closely related, if only because Verdi collaborates with the same poet, Arrigo Boito, the librettist he had throughout his career called his vows.
After years of interminable exchanges between the two men, Otello finally becomes reality. In the aftermath of the creation, Ferruccio Busoni is ecstatic: "Otello is the highest peak ever achieved by Italian operatic music, both in terms of invention and content, as well as in terms of form and quality. message. When the curtain slowly falls upon the corpses entwined with the Moor and Desdemona, all is said: the vanity of all feeling except love, which alone survives death.The production is on stage through April 30th.
Otello features music direction by Daniele Callegari and is directed by Allex Aguilera.
The cast includes Gregory Kunde, George Petean, Bogdan Volkov, Reinaldo Macias, In-Sung Sim, Antonio di Matteo, Maria Agresta, and Cristina Damian.
For tickets and more information visit http://www.opera.mc/fr/saison-2018-2019/otello-126