Verdi Otello Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi Otello Giuseppe Verdi

by Plácido Domingo
     
 

Domingo seems to me, if anything, more noble and tragic in his utterance than before (for Levine on RCA), Ricciarelli the more tender.... The choral singing and orchestral playing seem all that much more blazing on CD, Maazel obviously obtaining the most enthusiastic responses from all concerned.... This is the preferred Otello on Compact Disc.See more details below

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Domingo seems to me, if anything, more noble and tragic in his utterance than before (for Levine on RCA), Ricciarelli the more tender.... The choral singing and orchestral playing seem all that much more blazing on CD, Maazel obviously obtaining the most enthusiastic responses from all concerned.... This is the preferred Otello on Compact Disc.

Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Alan Blyth
This is probably the most exciting Otello since Toscanini's.... Maazel's is a highly dramatic, theatrical reading, but one which is equally aware of the need for eloquence and pathos in both the projection of the central agony of Otello and the pathos of Desdemona's music.... Again and again Domingo now makes you feel how Otello's soul is on the rack, both in forcing ever more jealous-making details from Iago and in berating Desdemona: Domingo is overwhelmingly moving in the Third Act duet.... I have seldom heard a more tender, vulnerable Desdemona than Ricciarelli's.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
Label:
Emi Classics
UPC:
0094635867022
catalogNumber:
58670

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Act 1. Scene 1. Una vela! Una vela! Un essillo!...
  2. Act 1. Scene 1. Esultate!
  3. Act 1. Scene 1. Roderigo, ebben, che pensi?
  4. Act 1. Scene 1. Fuoco di gioia
  5. Act 1. Scene 1. Roderigo, beviam!
  6. Act 1. Scene 1. Inaffia l'ugola!
  7. Act 1. Scene 1. Capitano, v'attende la fazione ai baluardi
  8. Act 1. Scene 2. Abbasso le spade!
  9. Act 1. Scene 3. Già nella notte densa - Quando narravi - Ed io vedea fr
  10. Act 2. Scene 1. Non ti crucciar
  11. Act 2. Scene 2. Credo in un Dio crudel
  12. Act 2. Scene 2. Eccola!... Cassio... a te!
  13. Act 2. Scene 3. Ciò m'accora - Che parli?
  14. Act 2. Scene 3. Un tal proposto spezza
  15. Act 2. Scene 4. D'un uom che geme sotto il tuo disdegno
  16. Act 2. Scene 4. Se inconscia te, sposo
  17. Act 2. Scene 5. Desdemona rea!
  18. Act 2. Scene 5. Ora e per sempre addio
  19. Act 2. Scene 5. Era la notte
  20. Act 2. Scene 5. Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro!

Disc 2

  1. Act 3. Scene 1. La vedetta del porto ha segnalato
  2. Act 3. Scene 2. Dio ti giocondi - Esterrefatta fisso
  3. Act 3. Scene 3. Dio! mi potevi scagliar - / Scene 4. Ah! dannazione!
  4. Act 3. Scene 5. Vieni, l'aula è deserta
  5. Act 3. Scene 5. Questa è una ragna
  6. Act 3. Scene 6. Come la ucciderò?
  7. Act 3. Scene 7. Viva! Evviva! Viva il Leone di San Marco!
  8. Act 3. Scene 8. Messeri! Il Doge...
  9. Act 3. Scene 8. A terra... sì... nel livido fango - / Scene 9. Fuggirmi
  10. Act 4. Scene 1. Era più calmo?
  11. Act 4. Scene 1. Mia madre avea una povera ancella
  12. Act 4. Scene 2. Ave Maria...
  13. Act 4. Scene 3. Chi è là? Otello?
  14. Act 4. Scene 3. Aprite! Aprite! - / Scene 4. Quai grida! Orrore! Orror!
  15. Act 4. Scene 4. Niun mi tema

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Plácido Domingo   Primary Artist,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
John Macurdy   Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Justino Diaz   Vocals
Lorin Maazel   Conductor
Edward Toumajian   Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Scala Theater Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Petranka Malakova   Vocals
Giannicola Pigliucci   Vocals
Giulio Bertola   Choir Master
Katia Ricciarelli   Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Ezio di Cesare   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Constantin Zaharia   Vocals
Scala Theater Orchestra & Chorus   Ensemble
Scala Theater Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Giannicola Pigliucci   Baritone (Vocal)
Petra Malakova   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Constantin Zaharia   Tenor (Vocal)
Justino Diaz   Bass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Arrigo Boito   Librettist
James Mallinson   Producer
Richard Lawrence   Liner Notes,Synopsis
Michel Roubinet   Liner Note Translation
Peter Quantrill   Image Research
Sarah McMenemy   Cover Illustration
Eckhardt van den Hoogen   Liner Note Translation
Paul Mitchell   Art Direction

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