Verdi: Otello (Metropolitan Opera)

About the DVD

This new DVD from the Metropolitan Opera of Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, Otello, features Renée Fleming in a captivating performance as the innocent Desdemona— a role long considered one of her calling cards. Johan Botha as the title hero delivers an imposing portrayal of a proud warrior brought down by jealousy, and Falk Struckmann is thrilling as the villainous Iago. James Morris sings Lodovico. Elijah Moshinsky’s production is conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

The sound and performance, vocally and as an actress, are outstanding and could not be better framed than in this traditionally costumed and staged production... her contribution to the love duet at the end of act one, her soaring voice over the drama in act three and her heart-rending singing of the Willow Song and Ave Maria in act four are the highlights.

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DVD Info

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Decca
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2015
Run Time: 60 minutes