Otello fact sheet 

Music: Giuseppe Verdi 
Libretto: Arrigo Boito, based on the play Othello by William Shakespeare 
World premiere: February 5, 1887, at the Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy)  

LA Opera has previously presented Otello in 1986, 1989, 1995 and 2008. (The 2023 production will be a revival of the production presented in 2008.)

Otello: Russell Thomas 
Desdemona: Lucia: Rachel Willis-Sørensen* 
Iago: Igor Golovatenko 
Cassio: Anthony Ciaramitaro ‡ 
Lodovico: Morris Robinson 
Emilia: Sarah Saturnino* †
Montano: Alan Williams †
Roderigo: Anthony León †
Herald: Ryan Wolfe †

Creative team:   
Conductor: James Conlon 
Original Production: John Cox  
Director: Joel Ivany*
Set and Costume Designer: Johan Engels
Lighting Designer: Jason Hand*
Chorus Director: Jeremy Frank
Children's Chorus Director: Fernando Malvar-Ruiz
Fight and Intimacy Director: Andrew Kenneth Moss

* LA Opera debut  
† Member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program 
‡ Former member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program 

Performance dates and times:  
May 13, 2023, at 7:30pm 
May 17, 2023, at 7:30pm 
May 20, 2023, at 7:30pm 
May 28, 2023, at 2pm 
June 1, 2023, at 7:30pm  
June 4, 2023, at 2pm 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles   

An LA Opera co-production with Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Teatro Regio di Parma 

Estimated running time: three hours, 15 minutes, including two intermissions  
Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012)   

All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.   

Last updated: April 7, 2023