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Verdi: Otello / Patane, Beirer, Tebaldi, Wagner, Mercker

Verdi / Tebaldi / Deutsche Oper Berlin / Patane
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101644  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Karl-Ernst MerckerMario FerraraHans BeirerWilliam Dooley,   ... 
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper ChorusBerlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello was a career role for soprano Renata Tebaldi, from her first operatic performance outside of Italy to her final appearance on the opera stage. Between those landmarks she performed the role nearly 100 times all over the world and made studio audio recordings that became reference recordings for that role. This 1962 production with the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Giuseppe Patanè was planned as a media event from the outset and blessedly captures a consummate artist in a signature role at the peak of her gifts.

Giuseppe Verdi

Otello – Hans Beirer
Desdemona – Renata Tebaldi
Jago – William Dooley
Cassio – Mario Ferrara
Rodrigo – Karl-Ernst
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Emilia – Sieglinde Wagner
Lodovico – Ivan Sardi
Montano – Pekka Salomaa
Ein Herold – Hans-Dietrich Pohl

Deutsche Opera Berlin Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Walter Hagen-Groll)
Giuseppe Patané, conductor

Hans-Peter Lehmann, stage director
Wilhelm Reinking, set designer

Recorded live from Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1962

Picture format: NTSC 4:3 Black & White
Sound format: PCM Mono
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 150 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Karl-Ernst Mercker (Tenor), Mario Ferrara (Tenor), Hans Beirer (Tenor),
William Dooley (Baritone), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (Alto),
Ivan Sardi (Bass), Hans-Dietrich Pohl (Baritone)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 

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