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DVD Verdi: Otello, Muti/VPO

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With two of the hottest newcomers on today's operatic scene, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello and Marina Poplavskaya as Desdemona, the 2008 Salzburg Festival saw its first new Otello since 1970. The British director Stephen Langridge impressed audiences and critics alike with a dramatically expressive production full of cinematic qualities that Die Welt praised for its "enlightened realism".

"A timbre like silk, champagne and sandpaper all rolled into one, a great lyric-dramatic soprano!" (Der Tagesspiegel on Marina Poplavskaya)

"Muti shone a light on Otello's violence." (La Repubblica)


Giuseppe Verdi, Otello (Live from the Salzburg Festival, 2008)

Lyric Drama in four acts
Libretto by Arrigo Boito after William Shakespeare

Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello)
Marina Poplavskaya (Desdemona)
Carlos Álvarez (Jago)
Barbara Di Castri (Emilia)
Stephen Costello (Cassio)
Antonello Ceron (Roderigo)
Mikhai Petrenko (Lodovico)
Simone Del Savio (Montano)
Andrea Porta (A herald)

Salzburg Festival Children's Chorus
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Thomas Lang (director)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)

Stage Director: Stephen Langridge
Set Designer: George Souglides
Costume Designer: Emma Ryott
Lighting: Giuseppe Di Iorio
Video Director: Peter Schönhofer

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  • EAN 814337010140
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