Aerial image with grey areas and river structure
The Hiroshima bridge – clearly recognisable here by its T-shape. Aerial view after the destruction of the city, 6 August 1945

Concert information

Musikfest Berlin



Italia noir: the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper presents a sultry evening of Italian music. In the acoustic equivalent of cinemascope, Ottorino Respighi transports the orchestra to the bloodthristy arena of ancient Rome, Luigi Nono counters the horrors of the present with life and love. And Giuseppe Verdi’s “Otello” is one of the most tragic of operas – here we hear the finale.


Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Sir Donald Runnicles conductor
Federica Lombardi soprano (Desdemona)
Karis Tucker mezzo-soprano (Emilia)
Roberto Alagna tenor (Othello)
Lilit Davtyan soprano (Nono)
Thomas Cilluffo tenor (Nono)


Ottorino Respighi
Feste Romane

Luigi Nono
Canti di vita e d'amore: Sul ponte di Hiroshima

Lilit Davtyan soprano, Thomas Cilluffo tenor

Giuseppe Verdi
Otello: Act 4

Federica Lombardi soprano, Karis Tucker mezzo-soprano, Roberto Alagna tenor

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An event by Deutsche Oper Berlin in cooperation with Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin

Main Auditorium