Notes & Reviews:
Othello is one of Shakespeare bitterest draughts of tragedy, and verismo master Verdi turned the story to its best use in his operatic adaptation. This remastered 1950s recording from the Italian opera house tradition offers an historic look at Verdi in an era that cemented his works in today's performance repertoire.
American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Otello also has better sound than I remember from either the original LPs or the horrid Everest phony-stereo reissue. Taddei is a great Iago and suave, always handsomely sung. Once you get past Broggini's vinegary timbre, you can admire her solid middle range and her superb way with the words. Franco Capuana is the seasoned conductor. It's still rewarding to hear them, the Otello especially.