A rare production of Rossini’s Otello, with a perhaps even rarer stage performance by Cecilia Bartoli (in her role debut as Desdemona) should provide an interesting afternoon’s viewing this Thursday.

The production, which won a rave review from Zachary Woolfe, was recorded live at the Opernhaus Zürich and will be webcast on medici.tv on March 8 starting at 1:00 pm.