Verdi: Otello

Opus Arte: OABD7041D

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Verdi: Otello

Label:

Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OABD7041D

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th Sept 2009

Barcode:

0809478070412

Medium:

Blu-ray

Region:

all

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Verdi: Otello

Recorded live at the Gran teatre del Liceu, Barcelona on 21st & 24th February 2006.


José Cura (Otello), Krassimira Stoyanova (Desdemona), Lado Ataneli (Iago), Vittorio Grigolo (Cassio), Ketevan Kemoklidze (Emilia), Vicenç Esteve Madrid (Rodrigo), Giorgio Giuseppini (Lodovico), Francisco Santiago (Montano), Roberto Accurso (Un Araldo)

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Antoni Ros-Marbà (musical director) & Willy Decker (stage director)

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The first of Verdi’s two late Shakespearian operas stands as one of the great masterpieces of grand opera. José Cura, ranked among the world’s leading interpreters of Verdi’s music, takes the title role in Willy Decker’s profound and intense production, recorded live at the Liceu, Barcelona in 2006 in true surround sound and filmed with high definition cameras.

‘Verdi’s wise, passionate score was served with precision, gusto and a keen ear for drama by maestro Antoni Ros-Marbà and the solid, malleable Liceu orchestra.’ Opera News

BONUS MATERIAL

Introduction.

Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.

FORMAT: All Formats

REGIONS: All Regions

PICTURE FORMAT: 1080i

LENGTH: 152 Mins

SOUND: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM

SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/CA

BBC Music Magazine

April 2007

****

“José Cura… sings and acts here with an inwardness and intensity which make a profound impression. So does Krassimira Stoyanova as Desdemona, not in the first flush of youth, but heartfelt and direct; while Lado Ataneli's Jago is a brilliantly understated study in jovial malevolence. With strong conducting from Antoni Ros-Marbà, the whole cast collaborate to give us the truth of this desperately upsetting work, as no other DVD and few live performances I've seen of it ever have.”

Opera News

“Verdi’s wise, passionate score was served with precision, gusto and a keen ear for drama by maestro Antoni Ros-Marbà and the solid, malleable Liceu orchestra”

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