Otello in Concert

Ma, o pianto, o duol! m’han rapito il miraggio dov’io, giulivo, l’anima acqueto. Spento è quel sol, quel sorriso, quel raggio che mi fa vivo, che mi fa lieto! (Otello, Atto Terzo)

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Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece OTELLO  in Concert with Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra in May 2022, Mandel Concert Hall

Performing Artists

Limmie Pulliam, tenor (Otello)*Tamara Wilson, soprano (Desdemona)Christopher Maltman, baritone (Iago) Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano (Emilia)Pene Pati, tenor (Cassio)*Owen McCausland, tenor (Roderigo)*Raymond Aceto, bass (Lodovico) Kidon Choi, baritone (Montano & The Herald)*Cleveland Orchestra ChorusCleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

*Cleveland Orchestra Debut

 Seen and Hear International about Franz Welser-Möst: „He kept the piece flowing while watching his singers like a hawk in order to give them moments to linger and shine, but without letting the momentum sag. It was a masterclass on how to conduct opera.“ (Mark S Jordan, May 25, 22)

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The New York Times: „And the playing was excellent, with attention to detail in moments like the slight wooziness that enters the rhythms as the first-act drinking song grows drunker. The third act progressed toward a finale of controlled nobility; the opening of the fourth was an elegy of mellow, mournful winds, their music seeming to exhale into being taken up by the low strings.“ (Zachary Woolfe, May 22, 22)

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