Otello (1960) was an opera production by The Norwegian National Opera, based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi (music) and Arrigo Boito (libretto), after the play Othello by William Shakespeare. The production was performed in the opera facilities in Folketeatret.

The director was Josef Witt.

The conductor was Odd Grüner-Hegge.

Bjarne Buntz performed the title role. The role was later performed by Kolbjørn Høyseth and Leonard del Ferro.

Aase Nordmo Løvberg performed the role of Desdemona. This role was later performed by Kari Rasmussen.

Waldemar Johnsen and Sigurd Björling performed the role of Iago.


(Objekt ID 56388)
Object type Production
Premiere August 29, 1960
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Othello by Giuseppe Verdi, Arrigo Boïto; Othello by William Shakespeare
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Opera
Running period August 29, 1960  


Anne-Margrethe Skari’s private archive. Donated by Anne-Margrethe Skari, 17.11.2021

Maud Hurum’s Operahistorie 2008

Repertoire archive, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, 18.05.2018.