Verdi's Otello Performances

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1. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Otello (1996)

142 min | Music

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, James Morris, Jane Bunnell

Votes: 31

2. Otello (1992 TV Movie)

147 min | Drama, Music, Romance

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Sergei Leiferkus, Claire Powell

Votes: 68

3. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Otello (1978)

210 min | Music

The Metropolitan Opera's first live telecast of the 1978-79 season, and the first presentation of Verdi's "Otello" ever on the "Live from the Met" PBS TV series.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Jon Vickers, Renata Scotto, Cornell MacNeil, Jean Kraft

Votes: 11

4. Otello (2008 TV Movie)

130 min | Music

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Peter Schönhofer | Stars: Aleksandrs Antonenko, Marina Poplavskaya, Carlos Álvarez, Barbara Di Castri

Votes: 6

5. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Otello (2012)

Musical

The villain Iago plots to ruin the Moorish general Otello. Verdi had to be coaxed out of retirement by his publisher for a new opera; Verdi agreed after meeting librettist Boito, and the two of them settled on Shakespeare for their subject.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Johan Botha, Semyon Bychkov, Renée Fleming, Sondra Radvanovsky

Votes: 18

6. Otello (1976 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Stars: Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Piero Cappuccilli, Giuliano Ciannella

Votes: 22

7. Otello (1974)

142 min | Drama, Music

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Roger Benamou | Stars: Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Peter Glossop, Stefania Malagù

Votes: 37

8. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Otello (2015)

180 min | Musical

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Eric Owens, Jeffrey Mattsey, Dimitri Pittas

Votes: 12

9. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Otello (1979)

210 min | Music

Placido Domingo's first performance of the role on US live TV.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Gilda Cruz-Romo, Sherrill Milnes, Giuliano Ciannella

Votes: 14

10. Otello (2012)

Drama, Music

In Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, a great warrior discovers the one weapon against which he has no defense-his own jealousy. South African tenor Johan Botha, "... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Johan Botha, Zvetelina Vassileva, Marco Vratogna, Beau Gibson

Votes: 5

11. Otello (1986)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Music

Based on Shakespeare's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Justino Díaz, Petra Malakova

Votes: 479 | Gross: $0.19M

13. The Royal Opera House: Otello (2017)

190 min | Music

Hateful Iago sabotages Otello's marriage, with many tragic results.

Director: Keith Warner | Stars: Antonio Pappano, Simon Shibambu, Frédéric Antoun, Marco Vratogna

18. Otello (2006 TV Movie)

151 min | Music

Opera by Verdi, based on Shakespeare's play Othello. The jealous general Otello believes the lie that his wife Desdemona, is adulterous, strangles her and commits suicide.

Director: Ángel Luis Ramírez | Stars: José Cura, Lado Ataneli, Vittorio Grigòlo, Vicenç Esteve

19. Otello (1959 TV Movie)

131 min | Music

A superb rendition of the iintriger along with an awesome inspiring Del Monaco

Stars: Mario Del Monaco, Gabriella Tucci, Tito Gobbi, Anna di Stasio

21. Otello (II) (2001 TV Movie)

Drama, Musical

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Stig Fogh Andersen, Per Høyer, Iréne Theorin, Christian Christiansen

22. Otello (1948 TV Movie)

The first live telecast of an entire opera from the stage of the old Metropolitan Opera House (1883-1966).

Stars: Licia Albanese, John Garris, Thomas Hayward, Martha Lipton

25. Othello (I) (2006)

Drama

William Shakespeare's Othello speaks of betrayal, suspicion, paranoia, and indeed jealousy. Originally presented on stage at the Theater on High Street in Moorpark, CA.

Director: Robert C. Bruce | Stars: Ali Allie, April Fissell, David Himes, Gary Saderup

26. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: An Evening with Joan Sutherland & Luciano Pavarotti (1987)

114 min | Music

Act 3 of Verdi's La traviata, Act 1 Scene 2 and Act 3 Scene 3 of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, and Act 3 of Verdi's Rigoletto, performed in full costume on production sets.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci, Hillary Johnsson

28. Otello (I) (2001 TV Movie)

140 min | Music, Drama

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Carlo Battistoni | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Leo Nucci, Cesare Catani, Barbara Frittoli

Votes: 19

29. Verdi: Otello (2014 TV Movie)

Unrated | 149 min | Music

Verdi was over seventy when he set about raising Italian opera to a whole new level, succeeding magnificently in combining two traditions in his penultimate masterpiece. Based on ... See full summary »

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Gregory Kunde, Carmela Remigio, Lucio Gallo, Elisabetta Martorana



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