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Otello (DVD) - Met Opera - Domingo, Fleming, Morris

Item# 1000001926

Otello (DVD)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: April 13, 2004
Conductor: James Levine

Plàcido Domingo
Renée Fleming
James Morris

Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Region: Region Free, Worldwide

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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May 2013

So beautiful!

Otello is undoubtedly one of Verdi’s most compelling operas. This production, filmed in 1996, features Placido Domingo in his undeniable prime as one of the greatest Otello’s in history. The DVD also features a fresh-faced Renee Fleming as his faithful wife Desdemona. From start to finish, this is one of the most artistically complete performances the Met has on DVD Ms. Fleming’s Ave Maria and subsequent death scene will move you to tears.

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