Othello

Overview

As directed by Otto Schenk, this most unusual version of Giuseppe Verdi's 1887 opera Othello (adapted from Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name) isn't actually a stage-bound theatrical production. It was shot for German television in 1965 on elaborate sets, but was also done with "roving" cameras, which liberates the material from a sense of staginess and gives it an unprecedented level of intimacy. It stars Wolfgang Windgassen as Othello, Sena Jurinac as Desdemona and Norman Mittelmann as Iago. The ...
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Overview

As directed by Otto Schenk, this most unusual version of Giuseppe Verdi's 1887 opera Othello (adapted from Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name) isn't actually a stage-bound theatrical production. It was shot for German television in 1965 on elaborate sets, but was also done with "roving" cameras, which liberates the material from a sense of staginess and gives it an unprecedented level of intimacy. It stars Wolfgang Windgassen as Othello, Sena Jurinac as Desdemona and Norman Mittelmann as Iago. The Südfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, the Chor der Wiener Staatsoper and the Wiener Sängerknaben lend added musical support, with Argeo Quadri conducting and Norbert Balatsch serving as chorus master. Gerhard Hruby designed the sets, and Leni Bauer Ecsi did the costumes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2010
  • UPC: 807280150599
  • Original Release: 1965
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Mono
  • Sound: monaural
  • Time: 2:14:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,772

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Wolfgang Windgassen Othello
Sena Jurinac Desdemona
Norman Mittelmann Jago
Margarita Lilova Emilia
William Blankenship Cassio
Adolf Dallapozza Rodrigo
Walter Kreppel Lodovico
Willy Ferenz Montano
Leo Heppe Herold
Argeo Quadri Conductor
Technical Credits
Otto Schenk Director
Leni Bauer Ecsi Costumes/Costume Designer
Gerhard Hruby Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Othello
1. Opening [1:15]
2. "Seht Das Segel" [4:01]
3. "Freut Euch Alle!" [2:23]
4. "Rodrigo, Sag'. Was Meinst Du?" [2:45]
5. "Feuer Der Freunde!" [2:48]
6. "Lass Trinken Uns, O Freund!" [1:36]
7. "Komm, Mein Liebes Becherlein" [3:34]
8. "Hauptmann, Hört, Auf Die Mole" [1:14]
9. "Hinweg Mit Den Degen!" [3:45]
10. "Nun In Der Nächt' Gen Stille" [10:36]
11. "Gräme Dich Nicht!" [2:27]
12. "Geh Nur' Ich Erkenne Dein Ziel Schon" [:39]
13. "Ich Glaub' An Einen Gott" [5:03]
14. "Mir Gefällt's Nicht [4:18]
15. "Ein Solcher Vorsatz" [2:36]
16. "Von Einem Manne, Den Dein Zorn Getroffen" [1:46]
17. "Wenn Unwissend, Mein Gemahl" [2:58]
18. "Desdemona! Schuldig!" [:27]
19. "Du?! Verräter, Weiche!" [1:00]
20. "Ach, Fahre Wohl Für Immer" [:57]
21. "Ruhig, O Herr!" [2:36]
22. "Zur Nachtzeit War Es" [2:21]
23. "Oh! Welche Sünd' Und Schande" [1:43]
24. "Bei Des Himmels Ehernem Dache" [2:20]
25. "Von Der Wache Des Hafens" [1:23]
26. "Was Tun Wir?" [1:07]
27. "Gott Soll Dich, Teurer, Segnen" [4:49]
28. "Ich Bin Erstarrt Vor Schrecken [5:12]
29. "Gott, Hättest Du Auf Mich Gehäult Alles Elend" [3:13]
30. "Cassio Ist Da!" [:43]
31. "Hierher! Hier Hört Uns Niemand" [:41]
32. "So Warte!" [4:33]
33. "Horch, Die Trompeten!" [2:19]
34. "Die Republik Venedigs Entbietet Ihren Gruß [3:00]
35. "Ihr Herrn! Der Doge" [2:12]
36. "Am Boden! Ja" [1:02]
37. "Weh Mir!" [2:17]
38. "Entfliehet!" [2:19]
39. "Ist Er Besanftigt?" [3:41]
40. "Bet Meiner Mutter War Einmal Ein Madchen" [1:18]
41. "Ein Mädchen Weinte Und War So Traurig" [6:44]
42. "Sei Mir Gregüßt, Jungfrau Maria" [4:31]
43. "Wer Ist Da? Othello?" [3:27]
44. "Hast Du Zu Nacht Gebetet. Desdemona?" [2:42]
45. "Ach Öffnet!" [3:27]
46. "Jeder Knabe Kann Mein Schwert Mir Entreißen" [5:04]
47. Credits [2:22]
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Disc #1 -- Othello
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