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Verdi: Otello / Chung, Domingo, Studer, Leiferkus, Et Al


Release Date: 10/11/1994 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 439805   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Cheryl StuderSergei LeiferkusDenyce GravesRamón Vargas,   ... 
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Children's ChorusBastille Opera OrchestraBastille Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Placido Domingo's third recording of Otello proves to be his finest yet, more freely expressive, even more involved than his previous ones...Cheryl Studer gives one of her finest performances as Desdemona...with plenty of light and shade, Myung-Whun Chung is an urgent Verdian, adopting free-flowing speeds yet allowing Domingo full expressiveness...the Chorus and Orchestra of the Bastille Opera excel themselves, setting new standards for an opera recording...the sound is first rate." - (Highest Rating) Penguin Guide "Placido Domingo's third recording of Otello proves to be his finest yet, more freely expressive, even more involved than his previous ones...Cheryl Studer gives one of her finest performances as Desdemona...with plenty of light and shade, Myung-Whun Chung is an urgent Verdian, adopting free-flowing speeds yet allowing Domingo full expressiveness...the Chorus and Orchestra of the Bastille Opera excel themselves, setting new standards for an opera recording...the sound is first rate." - (Highest Rating) Penguin Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano),
Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Michael Schade (Tenor), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass),
Giacomo Prestia (Baritone), Philippe Duminy (Bass), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Children's Chorus,  Bastille Opera Orchestra,  Bastille Opera Chorus  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Salle Gounod, Opéra Bastille, Paris 
Length: 131 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Otello / Act 1: Una vela! Una vela!
Otello / Act 1: Esultate!
Otello / Act 1: Roderigo, ebben che pensi?
Otello / Act 1: Fuoco di gioia!
Otello / Act 1: Roderigo, beviam!
Otello / Act 1: Inaffia l'ugola! Trinca, tracanna (Brindisi)
Otello / Act 1: Capitano, v'attende la fazione ai baluardi
Otello / Act 1: Abbasso le spade!
Otello / Act 1: Già nella notte densa (Love Duet)
Otello / Act 2: Non ti crucciar
Otello / Act 2: Vanne! la tua meta già vedo
Otello / Act 2: Credo in un Dio crudel
Otello / Act 2: Ciò m'accora
Otello / Act 2: Dove guardi splendono
Otello / Act 2: D'un uom che geme sotto il tuo disdegno
Otello / Act 2: Se inconscia, contro te, sposo, ho peccato
Otello / Act 2: Desdemona rea!
Otello / Act 2: Tu?! Indietro! fuggi!
Otello / Act 2: Ora e per sempre addio
Otello / Act 2: Pace, signor
Otello / Act 2: Era la notte, Cassio dormia
Otello / Act 2: Oh! mostruosa colpa!
Otello / Act 2: Si, pel ciel marmoreo giuro!
Otello / Act 3: La vedetta del porto
Otello / Act 3: Continua
Otello / Act 3: Dio ti giocondi, o sposo
Otello / Act 3: Esterrefatta fisso
Otello / Act 3: Dio! mi potevi scagliar
Otello / Act 3: Cassio è là!
Otello / Act 3: Vieni; l'aula è deserta
Otello / Act 3: ...e intanto, giacchè non si stanca mai
Otello / Act 3: Quest'è il segnale
Otello / Act 3: Il Doge ed il Senato salutano
Otello / Act 3: Messeri! Il Doge
Otello / Act 3: A terra!...si...nel livido fango
Otello / Act 3: Quell' innocente un fremito
Otello / Act 3: Fuggite!
Otello / Act 4: Era più calmo?
Otello / Act 4: Mia madre aveva una povera ancella
Otello / Act 4: "Piangea cantando nell'erma landa..."
Otello / Act 4: Ave Maria, piena di grazia
Otello / Act 4: Chi e là?
Otello / Act 4: Diceste questa sera le vostre preci?
Otello / Act 4: Aprite! Aprite!
Otello / Act 4: Niun mi tema

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