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This show closed on November 16, 2019

About WNO: Otello

As a raging storm breaks on Cyprus, the governor Otello returns victorious from battle. But there is another storm brewing. Iago, Otello’s ensign, launches a malicious scheme to lead his chief to believe his wife Desdemona is unfaithful. As Iago’s manipulations decay Otello’s trust in those he loves, the great hero will confront his most fatal enemy: his own jealousy.

Washington National Opera launches a new season with Verdi’s monumental retelling of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. A powerhouse cast assembles to perform some of opera’s most demanding vocals, including Otello’s vigorous role often dubbed the “Mount Everest” of the tenor repertory. Verdi’s sweeping music offers a psychological medium to explore good and evil, from Desdemona’s tender “Ave Maria” to Iago’s villainous “I believe in a cruel God” manifesto. Behold the downward spiral of a celebrated leader—and see who tragically falls with him.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566

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