Otello (1935) was an opera production by The National Theatre and Filharmonisk Selskaps Orkester, based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi (music) and Arrigo Boito (libretto), in turn based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare.

Arne van Erpekum Sem directed it.

Erling Krogh interpreted the role of Othello. 

Maria Rajdl interpreted the role of Desdemona.

Carsten Ørner interpreted the role of Iago.


(Objekt ID 91773)
Object type Production
Premiere April 12, 1935
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on Othello by Giuseppe Verdi, Arrigo Boïto; Othello by William Shakespeare
Audience Adults
Number of events 10
Language Norwegian
Expressions Opera
Running period April 12, 1935  


The National Theatre, www.nationaltheatret.no, 30.10.19, https://forest.nationaltheatret.no/Productions/EventSeries/e9f9d032-80fa-4864-99ed-67f426130377?event_id=585c9dbd-bde6-445b-9b82-83e9d07b887e

Anton Rønneberg: Nationaltheatret gjennom femti år (literally: The National Theatre throughout 50 years). Gyldendal 1949.

Contributors (15)
Name Role
William Shakespeare – Playwright
Arrigo Boïto – Libretto
Arne van Erpekum Sem – Direction
Odd Grüner-Hegge – Musical Management
Giuseppe Verdi – Composer
Rahe Raheny – Stage design
Theodor Andresen – Singer (Cassio)
Per Biørn – Singer (Jago)
Axel Bøhler – Singer (Rodrigo)
Erling Drangsholt – Singer (Lodovigo)
Erling Krogh – Singer (Otello)
John Neergaard – Singer (Montano)
Maria Rajdl – Singer (Desdemona)
Anna Tibell – Singer (Emilia)
Carsten Ørner – Singer (Jago)
Performance dates
April 12, 1935Hovedscenen – Opening night