Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Announces New Cast Change for ‘Otello’

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced a cast change for its production of Verdi’s “Otello.” The company that the role of Desdemona will be performed by Zarina Abaeva replacing the originally announced Anastasia Bartoli. Abaeva has performed at the Perm Opera and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, among others. Her repertoire includes the music of Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, Offenbach, Bizet, and Verdi. The {…}

Greek National Opera to Stream Robert Wilson’s ‘Otello’

The Greek National Opera will present the GNO TV premiere of Verdi’s “Otello” on Nov. 6, 2022. The opera stars Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role alongside soprano Celia Costea and baritone Tassis Christoyannis. Other cast members include Dimitris Paksoglou, Yannis Kalyvas, Petros Magoulas, Marinos Tarnas, Pavlos Sampsakis, and Violetta Lousta. Stathis Soulis conducts a production directed by Robert Wilson. {…}