Photos: Teatro San Carlo / Luciano Romano
Il Mattino’s headline proclaims the premiere of the new production of Verdi’s Otello at Teatro San Carlo a triumph! The production, which opened the theater’s 2021/22 season on November 21st and was attended by the Italian president Sergio Mattarella, marks Jonas Kaufmann’s return to the role of Otello. Directed by Mario Martone and conducted by Michele Mariotti, the performances of the protagonists, including Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta (Desdemona) and Igor Golovatenko (Iago), were highly acclaimed. After his role debut in London (2017) and performances in Munich (2018/19) this is Kaufmann’s third production of Verdi's Shakespearian drama.The next performances of Otello at the Teatro San Carlo are on November 24, 28 and December 1 and 4. For Tickets and further information click here.
Watch the trailer of Kaufmann's studio recording of Otello here.
Helmut Deutsch and Jonas Kaufmann during the "One Humanity Concert" in Geneva. Photo (c) Fundacion Onuart / Violaine Martin
“Many Cultures. One Humanity” is the motto of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a special initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. On November 8th Jonas Kaufmann was honored as official ambassador of the UNAOC. In front of the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, and the Foreign Minister of Spain, Mr. José Manuel Albares Bueno, a number of UN Principles and guests from over 40 countries, Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch celebrated the inauguration of the new UNAOC office in Geneva, with a recital hold at the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber at the Palais des Nations. The program of this One Humanity Concert includes songs by Liszt, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, Tschaikowsky, Zemlinsky und Strauss. To watch the concert, which was captured by medici.tv click here.