Experience LA Opera’s Otello running from March 13, through June 4, 2023. Verdi’s Shakespearean Classic is back at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the first time in 15 years. Tickets start at $24.


He’s a beloved leader, a distinguished military commander and a devoted husband. But when an envious subordinate introduces the notion—just the slightest whispered hint—that Otello’s wife Desdemona might possibly be unfaithful, it’s enough to send him into a downward spiral of fury and murder.

Hailed as the pinnacle of the Italian operatic repertoire, Verdi’s transformation of the original Shakespeare play is a powerful drama of uncontrolled human emotion at its most extreme. Verdi’s musical portrait of Otello’s descent into a tortured heart of darkness is explicit in every chilling detail as he destroys all in life that he holds dear.

Verdi master James Conlon takes command of the truly epic musical forces including a cast of over 100 performers. The powerhouse cast is led by Artist in Residence Russell Thomas in the title role (considered the “Mount Everest” of the dramatic tenor repertoire). Rachel Willis-Sørensen makes a highly anticipated company debut as the doomed Desdemona and Igor Golovatenko is the sadistic Iago, slyly exploiting Otello’s one fatal flaw: jealousy.

Otello runs from May 13, 2023 – June 4, 2023; Admission ranges from $24 – $249; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

What: LA Opera’s Otello
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
When: May 13, 2023 – June 4, 2023, Visit the website for more info/tickets
Website: https://www.laopera.org