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Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Verdi's OTELLO, May 17, 1 PM

Ana María Martínez sings Desdemona and Johan Botha sings the title role in Verdi's OTELLO.";

A new season of broadcasts from the Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off on Saturday with Giuseppe Verdi's OTELLO. Get set for eight opera broadcasts on WRTI!

Jealousy, betrayal, and murder—Shakespeare's drama finds new dimension in Verdi's blazing and revealingly expressive music. Otello seems unbeatable on the battlefield, but he's powerless against his insidious henchman Iago, who convinces him that his innocent wife has been untrue. Saturday, May 17, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.


Montano: Anthony Clark Evans
Cassio:  Antonio Poli
Iago: Falk Struckmann
Roderigo:  John Irvin
Otello:  Johan Botha
Desdemona: Ana María Martínez
Emilia:  Julie Anne Miller
A Herald:  Richard Ollarsaba
Lodovico:  Evan Boyer

CONDUCTOR:  Bertrand De Billy

CHORUS:   Anima - Young Singers of Greater Chicago
CHORUS MASTER:  Emily Ellsworth
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

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