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Verdi: Otello / Karajan, Vickers, Freni, Berlin Philharmonic

Verdi / Vickers / Freni / Bpo / Von Karajan
Release Date: 06/14/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000428509  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Michel SénéchalPeter GlossopJon VickersMirella Freni,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This film, directed by Herbert von Karajan himself and taped at a studio in Berlin in 1973, is based on a Salzburg Festival production. Jon Vickers was hailed by the press for his Otello, arguably his greatest role – as critic David Cairns puts it: “Vickers commands both the notes and the moral grandeur of the part . . . And he has the aura of greatness– greatness of heart, of bearing, of musical and dramatic conception." Mirella Freni is a heartbreakingly lovely and fragile Desdemona, while English baritone Peter Glossop is an “unusually powerful” Iago, The Times said "Under the strong musical and theatrical direction of Karajan, this Otello is an ultimate approach to one of Verdi’s most thrilling operas."
Read more /> STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Subtitles: German/English/French/Italian/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

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Works on This Recording

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Michel Sénéchal (Tenor), Peter Glossop (Baritone), Jon Vickers (Tenor),
Mirella Freni (Soprano), Aldo Bottion (Tenor), José van Dam (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1973 

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