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Verdi: Otello / Smith, Angeletti, Catana, Haider, Orfeon Donostiarra, Oviedo Filarmonia


Release Date: 11/11/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 6035758   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sebastian CatanaVincenc [Tenor Vocal] EsteveLuis DamasoMarife Nogales,   ... 
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orféon DonostiarraOviedo Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 12 Mins. 

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After the success of Aida in December 1871, and despite his enormous popularity, Verdi retired as an operatic composer. It took the young publisher Giulio Ricordi and composer and librettist Arrigo Boito a number of years to entice him to embark on what was originally called Jago, and only later known as Otello. Verdi retained a reverence for Shakespeare, and had already composed Macbeth. With Otello, completed in November 1886, and triumphantly received, he created a masterpiece from a play that, as Bernard Shaw noted, had all the ingredients of an Italian opera. After the success of Aida in December 1871, and despite his enormous popularity, Verdi retired as an operatic composer. It took the young publisher Giulio Ricordi and composer and librettist Arrigo Boito a number of years to entice him to embark on what was originally called Jago, and only later known as Otello. Verdi retained a reverence for Shakespeare, and had already composed Macbeth. With Otello, completed in November 1886, and triumphantly received, he created a masterpiece from a play that, as Bernard Shaw noted, had all the ingredients of an Italian opera. Read less

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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sebastian Catana (), Vincenc [Tenor Vocal] Esteve (), Luis Damaso (),
Marife Nogales (Mezzo Soprano), Vicenç Esteve (Tenor), Luis Damaso (Tenor),
Sebastian Catana (Baritone), Raffaella Angeletti (Soprano), Michael Dries (),
Robert Dean Smith (Tenor)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orféon Donostiarra,  Oviedo Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Venue:  Auditorio Principe Felipe, Oviedo, Spain 
Length: 107 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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