LOCATION: Palazzo Ducale
One of Giuseppe Verdi’s most beautiful works, OTHELLO, will be staged in Venice this summer, on Wednesday 10, Sunday 14 and Wednesday 17 July 2013 at 21.30, by the Fondazione La Fenice in the picturesque setting of the Courtyard of Palazzo Ducale. Tickets for this unique event are already on sale on the theatre site.
In the bicentenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the doors of Palazzo Ducale in Venice reopen to opera, taking up a tradition of particular historical and artistic importance that dates back to the 1960s. As part of a summer concert season that was held regularly in the Courtyard of the Palazzo from 1949 to 1967, on three occasions (in 1960, 1962 and 1966), the Fenice offered a memorable production of Nino Sanzogno’s Othello, directed by Herbert Graf, with the extraordinary participation of Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi and Marcella Pobbe.
Conducted by Korean Myung-Whun Chung, who will also conduct Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in the same days at Palazzo Ducale, Othello will be staged in a setting conceived by director Francesco Micheli, set designer Edoardo Sanchi and costume designer Silvia Aymonino for the inauguration of Teatro La Fenice’s 2012-2013 season, a setting created to serve a dual use in the theatre and in Palazzo Ducale, that the Fenice will also stage in April on tour in Japan. The Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice (Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti) will be joined by the Piccoli Cantori Veneziani and a prestigious international cast.