Available for on-demand streaming until 31 December 2023
Otello by the legendary Robert Wilson is coming to GNO TV for the first time.
This production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.
The Greek National Opera presents Verdi's Otello, directed, designed and with lighting by Robert Wilson, one of the greatest theatre and visual artists of our times, in his first collaboration with Greece's only opera house, from 23 February, for eight performances inside the Stavros Niarchos Hall at the SNFCC. This work stands as one of the Greek National Opera's most major co-productions with an historic European opera forum, the Baden-Baden Easter Festival. Conducted by Stathis Soulis, the production stars such leading Greek and international soloists as Aleksandrs Antoņenko, Cellia Costea, and Tassis Christoyannis.
Robert Wilson, a multi-award-winning avant-garde director who forever changed the way that opera is staged through his instantly recognisable signature style, here foregrounds the music, offering up an Otello that unfolds within a minimalistic scenic world, with aesthetically striking and emotionally charged images, impressive lighting, stylised movement, singular costumes, and intense make-up. The production was warmly received by audiences when first presented in April 2019 at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival in Germany.
Recorded in the GNO Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on 2 and 5 March 2022. Subtitles are available in Greek, English and French.
Conductor Stathis Soulis
Director, design, lighting Robert Wilson
Co-Director Nicola Panzer
Associate set designer Serge von Arx
Costumes Jacques Reynaud, Davide Boni
Associate lighting designer Marcello Lumaca
Hair & Make-up artist Manuela Halligan
Video Tomasz Jeziorski
Dramaturgy Konrad Kuhn
Chorus master Agathangelos Georgakatos
Children's chorus mistress Konstantina Pitsiakou
With the GNO Orchestra , Chorus and Children's Chorus (as part of its educational mission)
Otello Aleksandrs Antoņenko
Desdemona Cellia Costea
Iago Tassis Christoyannis
Cassio Dimitris Paksoglou
Roderigo Yannis Kalyvas
Lodovico Petros Magoulas
Montano Marinos Tarnanas
A Herald Pavlos Sampsakis
Emilia Violetta Lousta
With a 10-euro ticket, viewers can enjoy this production from the comfort of their homes at tv.nationalopera.gr/en, at any time they choose, on their computer, ipad, TV or mobile phones. The ticket offers the possibility to access the performance for an unlimited number of times over the course of a 30-day period starting from the first streaming.
Lead Donor of the Greek National Opera and Founding Donor of the GNO TV
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
GREEK NATIONAL OPERA