The Moor has Done his Duty

January 11, 2017

On February 1 NOVAT will present Otello opera by Giuseppe Verdi, which is considered one of the most perfect pieces by the great Italian composer. The semi-stage production (mise en scenic concert version with minimalistic design) will be presented on the main stage for the last time. While the intrigue of the event is a combination of the last performance of this version and significant debuts. So...

For the first time ever on the stage of the Novosibirsk opera and ballet theatre the part of Otello will be performed by a worldwide famous tenor Mikhail Agafonov, who was invited to join the opera Company of the Theatre since January 1 (and is now preparing another February surprise in Carmen).

One of the most complicated and attractive baritone opera parts - Iago - will be performed for the first time by Maksim Aniskin, who promises to perform on his native stage more often in the current season, despite his tight touring schedule. A young soloist of the Theatre Timofei Dubovitsky will debut in the role of Cassio.

Irina Novikova is going to perform the part of Desdemona at the last performance of Otello, although it is not a debut, we all know that for an artist each entrance on stage is a discovery, new emotions and impressions.

And another highly anticipated premiere of the evening for the first time at the conductor's podium of the Novosibirsk Otello - maestro Dmitry Jurowski, the musical director and principal conductor of the Theatre.