Notes & Reviews:
"Renee Fleming's Desdemona enshrines one of her signature roles in a definitive performance: she knows exactly how to spin the gentle lines of the Willow Song and Ave Maria so that they softly fill the hall." -New York Times
This 2012 performance was most likely Renee Fleming's last on stage, making it a document of historic importance. As the New York Times wrote: "The role was one of her earliest successes with the company, as well as the vehicle for her first Met opening night 17 years ago, and it remains a lovely fit."
Verdi's late masterpiece is presented in Elijah Moshinskys classic MET production with sumptuous sets and period costumes; it's one of the longest-running opera productions in MET history.
Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast led by South African Heldentenor Johan Botha in the title role with a voice of "impressive size and bronze color" (New York Times).
A strong supporting cast includes the superb Falk Struckmann as Iago and star tenor Michael Fabiano as Cassio.Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 162 min.
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
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Works DetailsVerdi, Giuseppe : Otello
- Performers: Renée Fleming; Stephen Gaertner; Michael Fabiano; Falk Struckmann; Eduardo Valdes; Johan Botha
- Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
- Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1887
- Studio/Live: Live