English National Opera - Otello Reviews
19 April 2021
Stuart Skelton (Otello), Jonathan Summers (Iago)
Leah Crocetto (Desdemona)
Stuart Skelton (Otello), Ensemble
Allan Clayton (Cassio)
Stuart Skelton (Otello), Leah Crocetto (Desdemona)

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Otello

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 19

El corazón de las tinieblas
27 Oct 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
ENO’s season starts off well with new Otello
24 Sep 14 / Seen and Heard
A cursed marriage
21 Sep 14 / Londonist
ENO’s new Otello sidesteps an old problem
21 Sep 14 / The Observer
The Bard's magnificent Verdi makeover
18 Sep 14 / Express
A dour, efficient Otello that misses greatness
18 Sep 14 / The Stage
Edward Gardner gets ENO's new season off to a thrilling start
17 Sep 14 / The Opera Critic
Stuart Skelton gave us a superb Otello, vocally secure, filled with emotional anxiety
17 Sep 14 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Is Anna Nicole’s absurd life worth our while? Not as much as Otello’s
16 Sep 14 / The Spectator
A flawless production from David Alden
16 Sep 14 / Independent
The staging is compelling theatre
16 Sep 14 / Evening Standard
Musically magnificent but there's an emotional vacuum at the heart of ENO's new production
15 Sep 14 / The Guardian
The Lion of Venice fails to roar as English National Opera's new season opens
15 Sep 14 / What's on Stage
ENO’s staging was impressive in many ways but ultimately unmoving
15 Sep 14 / Telegraph
From one great operatic storm to another
15 Sep 14 / The Arts Desk
One of the most tautly directed shows at ENO for some time
15 Sep 14 / Opera Britannia
Edward Gardner at his best
15 Sep 14 / Classical Source
Tentative rather than definitive
15 Sep 14 / Music OMH
A visceral Otello at ENO
15 Sep 14 / Bachtrack
Stuart Skelton: rising to the challenge of Otello
As the tenor Stuart Skelton braces himself to play the Moor, he tells why he refuses to black up for the part.
Verdi’s Otello: a role to approach with caution
Described as a ‘voice killer’, it is one of the most demanding parts in opera. Tenor Stuart Skelton explains why he is now ready to take it on.
Production details
Cast
Crocetto, Summers, Clayton, Van Hulle, Rea, Johnston, Stephen, Skelton
(c) Gardner (d) Alden
Performance dates
13, 16, 19, 25, 27 September, 4, 9, 11, 14, 17 October 2014
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