Thomas Hampson turned to the dark side last week with his first Iago in Verdi's Otello. The American baritone rolled out the role premiere at Opernhaus Zürich in a new production of Verdi's Otello directed by Graham Vick. The British opera director's provocative, politically-polarizing production cast Fiorenza Cedolins as Desdemona, Jose Cura as Otello, and Daniele Gatti as the Conductor lol, all who exited to a rave review. Photos above and below are from a dress rehearsal earlier this month.
Cedolins and Cura