Greek National Opera Adds 2 Performances of ‘Otello’

By David Salazar

The Greek National Opera has added two more performances to its run of Verdi’s “Otello.”

The company announced that audiences would now be able to check out the opera on March 11 and 15 following the already-planned performances on Feb. 27, March 2, 5, and 8; these four performances all sold-out as of this writing.

The opera, which is being presented in a co-production with the Festival Baden-Baden, is directed by Robert Wilson and stars Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role. Celia Costea takes on the role of Desdemona with Tassis Christoyannis as Iago. Other cast members include Dimitris Paksoglou, Yannis Kalyvas, Peetros Magoulas, Marinos Tarnanas, Pavlos Sampsakis, and Emilia Violetta.

Stathis Soulis conducts the Greek National Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The opera is co-directed by Nicola Panzer and features costumes by Jacques Reynaud, video by Tomek Jeziorski, and hair and make-up by Manuela Haligan. Serge von Arx is associate set designer while Marcello Lumaca is associate lighting designer.