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Otello (Blu-ray) - Gregory Kunde

Item# 814337011666

Otello (Blu-ray) - Gregory Kunde
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Stage Director: Francesco Micheli
Gregory Kunde
Carmela Remigio
Lucio Gallo
Orchestra: Teatro la Fenice Orchestra &Chorus
Label: C Major Entertainment
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 149 minutes

Directed by Francesco Micheli, this spectacular outdoor production of Verdi’s Otello took place in the  Palazzo Ducale courtyard in Venice, in the midst of late-Gothic and Renaissance architecture that is highlighted by the opera’s spectacular projections. Conductor Myung-Whun Chung leads the Teatro La Fenice Orchestra and a cast of singers including Gregory Kunde, Carmela Remigio and Lucio Gallo.

“[Gregory Kunde] reproduces every accent, every colour demanded by Verdi with sensibility and intelligence” - OperaClick

Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello

Often cited as Italian opera’s greatest tragedy, Otello (1887) is a miraculous union of music and drama, a masterpiece as profound philosophically as it is thrilling theatrically. Shakespeare’s tale of an outsider, a great hero who can’t control his jealousy, was carefully molded by the librettist Arrigo Boito into a taut and powerful opera text. Otello almost wasn’t written: following the success of Aida and his setting of the Requiem mass in the early 1870s, Verdi considered himself retired, and it took Boito and publisher Giulio Ricordi several years to persuade him to take on a major new work.



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