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Verdi: Otello / Robert Dean Smith, Raffaella Angeletti, Sebastian Catana, Luis Damaso, vicenc Esteve. Oviedo Filarmonia, Haider

Audio Samples

  1. Verdi — Otello, Act I: Una vela! $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Verdi — Otello, Act I: Esultate! $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Verdi — Otello, Act I: Fuoco di gioia! $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Verdi — Otello, Act I: Roderigo, beviam! $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Verdi — Otello, Act I: Olà! Che avvien? $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Verdi — Otello, Act I: Già nella notte densa $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Verdi — Otello, Act I: Venga la morte! $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Verdi — Otello, Act II: Non ti cruciar $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Verdi — Otello, Act II: Vanne… Credo in un Dio crudel $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Verdi — Otello, Act II: Eccola… Cassio… A te… $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Verdi — Otello, Act II: Dove guardi splendono… Non parlo ancor di prova $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Verdi — Otello, Act II: Desdemona rea! $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Verdi — Otello, Act II: Ora per sempre addio $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Verdi — Otello, Act II: Era la notte $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Verdi — Otello, Act II: Sì, pel ciel $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Verdi — Otello, Act III: Introduction $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Verdi — Otello, Act III: La vedetta del porto $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Verdi — Otello, Act III: Dio ti giocondi, o sposo $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Verdi — Otello, Act III: Dio! Mi potevi scagliar $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Verdi — Otello, Act III: Questa è una ragna $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Verdi — Otello, Act III: Viva il Leon di San Marco! $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Verdi — Otello, Act III: A terra!… sì… nel livido fango $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Verdi — Otello, Act IV: Introduction $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Verdi — Otello, Act IV: Era più calmo? $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Verdi — Otello, Act IV: Mia madre aveva una povera ancella $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Verdi — Otello, Act IV: Ave Maria $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Verdi — Otello, Act IV: Chi è là? Otello? $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Verdi — Otello, Act IV: Calma come la tomba $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Verdi — Otello, Act IV: Niun mi tema $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

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.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Besides the main characters, all the small roles are well done, and the chorus and orchestra perform very well under Friedrich Haider. It offers a good synopsis, timings, and short bios of the cast.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorio Principe Felipe, Oviedo, Spain (2007-08-23_2007-09-08&2009-).



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
  • Performers: Sebastian Catana (Voice); Luis Damaso; Michael Dries; Vincenc Esteve
  • Conductor: Friedrich Haider
  • Ensemble: Oviedo Filarmonia
  • Notes: Auditorio Principe Felipe, Oviedo, Spain (2007-08-23_2007-09-08&2009-)
  • Running Time: 107 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887