Sunday, June 9, 2024 @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm (EDT)
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$19-$115 ($17-$115 wheelchair/companion); MyTix/student rush tickets available

Experience the thunderous music of Otello in the hands of our opera-loving Music Director. Verdi's score offers a thrilling exploration of uncontrolled human emotion at its most extreme. Hailed as a pinnacle of Italian operatic repertoire, Verdi's transformation of the Shakespeare play was described by The New York Times as an "ascent towards a higher musical plane" following its 1887 premiere.

Performances on June 7 & 9.

About Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano (Emilia)

Jennifer Johnson Cano has garnered critical acclaim for performances of both new and standard repertoire; lauded by The New York Times for her "rich-toned mezzo-soprano" voice and by Opera News as a "matchless interpreter of contemporary opera."

Highlights of Cano's operatic career have included performing the roles of Donna Elvira, Carmen and Offred with the Boston Lyric Opera; The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra; the Mother, Dragonfly, and the Squirrel in L'enfant et les sortilèges with the San Francisco Symphony; performances of El Niño with John Adams and the London Symphony Orchestra; Carmen with the New Orleans Opera; and Orphée with the Des Moines Metro Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She has appeared in more than 100 performances on the stage at The Metropolitan Opera since her debut in the 2009-2010 season, most recently in the roles of Nicklausse, Emilia, Hansel, and Meg Page. Cano debuted the role of Virginia Woolf in the world premiere of Kevin Puts's The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra about which The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, "Every word was clear both in content and intention, and her mezzo-soprano tone was deeply alluring."