Wow. Excuse my language, but just... holy shit. I didn't realize it before seeing this production of Turandot at the Met, but seeing this production of Turandot at the Met was definitely a bucket list item. Just... wow. I highly highly recommend adding it to your bucket list too - even if you don't particularly consider yourself an "opera fan" (trust me - you'll be a fan of this one).
So, is it weird I had never seen Othello - or Otello, for that matter - before Friday night. I had a rough idea of the story of Otello and Desdemona - husband and wife in love, husband gets jealous for truly no apparent reason, husband kills wife, husband finds out wife was innocent, husband commits suicide, curtain. Pretty easy to follow.