Othello is a full, evening-length ballet created jointly by Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet. It tells the tale of Moorish general, Othello. Through the jealous lies and deceit of his closest friend, Iago, he is led to believe that his wife, Desdemona, is unfaithful. In his heartbreak and rage, he kills her and quickly after, himself.
Choreography: Lar Lubovitch
Music: Elliot Goldenthal (commissioned)
Costumes: Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting: Pat Collins
Set: George Tyspin
Desmond Richardson as Othello
(Second Cast: Keith Roberts as Othello)
Sandra Brown as Desdemona
(Second Cast: Julie Kent as Desdemona)
Parrish Maynard as Iago
(Second Cast: Robert Hill as Iago)
Martha Butler as Emilia
(Second Cast: Susan Jaffe as Emilia)
Christina Fagundes as Bianca
(Second Cast: John Gardner as Cassio)
With Shawn Black, Yan Chen, Ashley Tuttle, Charles Askegard, Maxim Belotserkovsky and ensemble.
All from the American Ballet Theater.
Othello premiered in 1997 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.