Connect with Firenze Made in Tuscany

Sign up our newsletter

Get more inspiration, tips and exclusive itineraries in Florence

Otello Prove © Michele Monasta (4)
November 24, 2020

The debut of Verdi's Otello produced by Maggio Musicale on RAI5

No streaming for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino which, thanks to a major sponsor, will bring the premiere of the season's main opera title on TV

One of the most eagerly awaited events of the 2020-2021 opera season at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the new production of Verdi's Otello, directed by Zubin Mehta and directed by Valerio Binasco, in the impossibility of going on stage at the theatre, instead of streaming as in most cases, will make its premiere on Monday 30th November at 9.15 p.m. on Rai5, in grand style: a historical event, at the time of Covid, to be followed in any case.

For fans it will also be an opportunity to watch an Otello that will see the presence of three of the world's greatest singers making their debut in this production for the first time: Fabio Sartori is Otello, Marina Rebeka is Desdemona and Luca Salsi is Jago.
This is an extraordinary production because it was born in extraordinary times, in which a choir of one hundred people can rehearse singing at a distance and wearing a mask.

The show is made possible by the donation of a sponsor, a French entrepreneur who has lived in Italy for years: Philippe Foriel-Destezet who has covered all the costs of the performance. The choir and the children's choir are directed by Lorenzo Fratini. The television direction is by Claudia De Toma.

Translated with (free version)


Connect with Firenze Made in Tuscany