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Author(s): Verdi

Directed by David Alden, winner of the South Bank Show Award (for his production of Britten’s Peter Grimes) and two Olivier Awards.

Verdi’s opera, based on Shakespeare’s play about the tragic Moorish general manipulated into a frenzy of paranoia by his sidekick, Iago, was an immediate success – Verdi had 20 curtain calls at the opening night.

Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones and Elizabeth Llewellyn make role debuts as Otello and Desdemona, with GPO favourite Simon Keenlyside exploring his dark side as Iago.