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Verdi: Otello / Ros-Marba/Gran Teatre del Liceu, Jose Cura, Krassimira Stoyamova, Lado Ataneli, Vittorio Grigolo [2 DVD]

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The first of Verdi's two late Shakespearian operas stands as one of the great masterpieces of grand opera. Jose Cura, ranked among the world's leading interpreters of Verdi's music, takes the title role in Willy Decker's profound and intense production, recorded live at the Liceu, Barcelona in 2006 in true surround sound and filmed with high definition cameras. 'Verdi's wise, passionate score was served with precision, gusto and a keen ear for drama by maestro Antoni Ros-Marba and the solid, malleable Liceu orchestra.' Opera News. 'Jose Cura has the vocal colouring, the power and strength, but above all the dramatic temperament that this colossal Verdi character demands.' -El Pais.'the Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova captivated with her sensational Desdemona. Hers is a lyrical voice of great beauty, with sufficient volume used with taste and transmitted with both sweetness and firmness.' -El Pais

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Run Time: 151 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Catalan
Country of Origin: USA


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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
  • Performers: Lado Ataneli (Baritone); José Cura (Tenor); Vittorio Grigolo; Krassimira Stoyamova
  • Conductor: Antoni Ros Marbà
  • Ensemble: Barcelona Teatro Liceo Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887
  • Studio/Live: Live