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Verdi: Otello / Levine, Domingo, Fleming, Morris, Metropolitan Opera

Verdi / Domingo / Fleming / Morris / Meto / Levine
Release Date: 04/13/2004 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000210709  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido DomingoJames MorrisRenée FlemingRichard Croft
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The MET’s production of Verdi’s Otello from 1995, with Plácido Domingo in one of his greatest roles opposite the stunning Renée Fleming in her first breakaway Met success.

"Here is a deeply impressive account of Verdi’s final tragedy...Domingo...is every inch the Venetian general. Can anyone have matched his heroic delivery, his frightening mien when deluded or his devastation when the truth is revealed? Every part of his face and body seems involved in this arresting portrayal, more searing even than his other Otellos in sound or on film." - GRAMOPHONE

“An unusually full portrayal.” —Opera News on Renée Fleming’s performance
“[Brian Large has the] ability to bring the viewer
Read more into the center of the stage action without disrupting the flow of the performance.” —New York Times

• Additional content & bonus material: picture gallery: “Tristan” at the Met, DVD trailer, DVD catalog and web link. • Subtitles in German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese. • Region Code: 0 (worldwide).

Cast Listing Otello – Plácido Domingo; Desdemona – Renée Fleming Iago – James Morris; Cassio – Richard Croft;Rodrigo – Charles Anthony Lodovico – Alexander Nisimov; Montano – Theodore Lambrinos Emilia – Jane Bunnell; A Herald – Christopher Schaldenbrand
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Works on This Recording

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), James Morris (Bass), Renée Fleming (Soprano),
Richard Croft (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Metropolitan Opera House, New York 

Customer Reviews

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 The Met does it again October 29, 2014 By M. Allison (Kenai, AK) See All My Reviews "Wonderful production of Otello, of course top notch singers, and great staging and orchestra. Seems like you can always count on the Met to do it right." Report Abuse
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