Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
"...Giuseppe Verdi's opera Otello is a timeless masterpiece that showcases the composer's genius in capturing the dramatic intensity and emotional complexity of William Shakespeare's tragic play. The opera, which premiered in 1887, has become one of Verdi's most powerful and musically captivating works, blending intricate vocal lines, sweeping orchestration, and a powerful narrative."
Showmag- Highly Recommended
"...LA Opera's orchestra for this production was led by the always impeccably musical James Colon, who truly conjured the ferocity of an ocean tempest in the crashing chords that begin the opera. I've never felt such a visceral connection to the violence of that storm. Little need to report that he and the orchestra just as ably charted every emotional and dramatic peak through the three hours plus of the opera's running time."
Indulge Magazine- Highly Recommended
"...The LA Opera presented a remarkable rendition of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Otello,” featuring a talented cast and helmed by conductor James Conlon. This new production, based on the libretto by Arrigo Boito, stayed true to the timeless tale penned by Shakespeare, delivering a captivating and emotionally charged experience for the audience."