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Opera in four acts - 1887

Composer Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto by Arrigo Boito based on the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare.
In Italian · With surtitles in German and English.

Premiered on November 23, 2018

Thursday, June 02, 2022, 7 p.m. – 10.10 p.m., Nationaltheater.

Duration approx. 3 hours 10 minutes


1st + 2nd Act (approx. 7.00 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.) Break (approx. 8.15 p.m. - 8.50 p.m.) 3rd + 4th act (approx. 8.50 p.m. - 10.05 p.m.)

Program and cast

Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Production: Amélie Niermeyer
Set Design: Christian Schmidt
Costume Design: Annelies Vanlaere
Lighting: Olaf Winter
Video: Philipp Batereau
Assistant Choreographer: Thomas Wilhelm
Choruses: Stellario Fagone
Dramaturgy: Malte Krasting, Rainer Karlitschek

Otello: Fabio Sartori
Iago: Gerald Finley
Cassio: Evan LeRoy Johnson
Roderigo: Galeano Salas
Lodovico: Bálint Szabó
Montano: Milan Siljanov
A Herald: Andrew Hamilton
Desdemona: Anja Harteros
Emilia: Nadezhda Karyazina

Bavarian State Orchestra
Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera

National Theatre Munich

The National Theatre Munich (German: Nationaltheater München) is an opera house in Max-Joseph-Platz in Munich, Germany. It is the home of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bayerisches Staatsballett(Bavarian State Ballet).


The Bavarian State Opera also performs in the Prinzregententheater, which opened in 1901 and, like the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, is built to Richard Wagner's specifications, and in the Cuvilliés Theatre at the Residenz, constructed in 1751–1753 and described by Thierry Beauvert as "a Rococo gem".


The Nationaltheater is very easy to get to both by car and by MVV public transportation. 

By MVV public transportation

S-Bahn: S 1 - 8 Marienplatz
U-Bahn: U 3, 6 Marienplatz, U 3 - 6 Odeonsplatz
Bus: 52, 131 Marienplatz, 100 Odeonsplatz
Straßenbahn: 19 Nationaltheater

On the day of the performance, holders of regular tickets are entitled to use public transport provided by the Münchner Verkehrsverbund (MVV). This service starts at 3 pm respectively three hours before the performance commences and ends with the closing hour of the MVV.

By Car

Take the Altstadt-Ring to Maximilianstraße.

Parking garage Max-Joseph-Platz: open Monday to Sunday from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M.

You can take advantage of the special theatre parking fee of Euro 10,- from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. by presenting your admission tickets.

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