January 24, 2022
Greek National Opera to Present New Production of Verdi’s "Otello" Directed by Robert Wilson February 23 - March 8 (Updated)
Otello at the Easter Festival, Baden-Baden, April 2019.
Otello at the Easter Festival, Baden-Baden, April 2019.
Lucie Jansch

UPDATE 2/1: Due to delays caused by the recent severe weather and its aftermath, the Greek National Opera would like to announce that the performance dates for its upcoming Otello production now stand as follows: February 23, 27 & March 2, 5, 8, 2022
Ticket holders for the performances that were due to take place on February 20  and March 6 will be contacted by the GNO Box Office and given the option to receive a refund, or to transfer their ticket(s) to one of the production’s other performance dates if they prefer.

Greek premiere of a co-production between the Greek National Opera and Festspiel Baden-Baden

Cast features tenor Aleksandrs Antoņenko as Otello, soprano Cellia Costea as Desdemona, and baritone Tassis Christoyannis as Iago

ATHENS, GREECE (JANUARY 24, 2022) — The Greek National Opera (GNO) will present the Greek premiere of a new production of Verdi’s Otello by acclaimed avant-garde director Robert Wilson in five performances February 23 and 27 and March 2, 5 and 8 in Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens. A co-production between the GNO and the Festspiel Baden-Baden, the production had its world premiere in April 2019 at the renowned Easter Festival. The Athens cast is headed by Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antoņenko who made his celebrated debut in the role of Otello at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Riccardo Muti in 2008. He has since performed it at the Metropolitan Opera (2015) and at opera companies worldwide including London, Paris, Vienna, and Barcelona. Rounding out the lead roles are the internationally acclaimed GNO soloists soprano Cellia Costea, and baritone Tassis Christoyannis. Young up-and-coming Greek conductor, Stathis Soulis, will lead the GNO orchestra and chorus. This production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.

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