Director: Franco Zeffirelli

(1986, 118 minutes)

Legendary Italian director Franco Zeffirelli (1923–2019) and renowned tenor Plácido Domingo unite for this lavish production of composer Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera based on Shakespeare’s Othello. Victorious general Otello (Domingo) returns in triumph to his adopted city of Venice, but not everyone is poised to give him a hero’s welcome. As his wife, Desdemona (Katia Ricciarelli), lavishes him with affection, Iago (Justino Díaz) plots his downfall.

* The exhibition Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff—Highlights from the Ricordi Archive will be open for program attendees.

Friday, September 20, 7 PM
Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission.

Advance reservations for members only. Tickets are available at the Tickets Desk on the day of the screening.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.