Verdi: Otello, Solti (2-CD)

Verdi: Otello, Solti (2-CD)

$35.99

Discs: 2
Record Label: London
Release Year: 1991

“There were unforgettable effects that could never happen in the opera house. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a gleaming band. Margaret Hillis’ Chicago Symphony Chorus is the most magnificent chorus ever heard in a Verdi opera. The opening storm was astonishing in its surges of orchestral power, with the chorus always cutting through, every word clearly enunciated.” — Los Angeles Times

Recorded during Sir Georg Solti’s final performances as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Otello marks Solti’s one hundredth recording with the orchestra — a milestone achieved by none other in the orchestra’s history. A star-studded cast was immortalized on this historic recording, including Luciano Pavarotti in the title role.

Contents:

Verdi Otello
Luciano Pavarotti Otello
Kiri Te Kanawa Desdemona
Leo Nucci Iago
Elzbieta Ardam Emilia
Anthony Rolfe Johnson Cassio
John Keyes Roderigo
Dimitri Kavrakos Lodovico
Alan Opie Montano
Richard Cohn A Herald
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
Terry Edwards guest chorus master
Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus
Elena Dorio director
April 1991, Orchestra Hall, Chicago; Carnegie Hall, New York City

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