VERDI, G.: Otello (Salzburg Festival, 1973)


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Date of Production: 1973
Festival: Salzburg Festival
Playing Time: 02:19:53
Catalogue Number: A05004522


Herbert von Karajan, a master painter of aural and visual panoramas, has created a medley of Mediterranean moods, extending from the violent storm of the Overture to the golden hues of the palace scenes. Jon Vickers, in one of his greatest roles as the brooding Moor Otello, displays the full brilliancy of his legendary voice; Mirella Freni, as Otello's tormented wife Desdemona, secures our compassion with singing of serene vocal beauty; Peter Glossop is as evil an Iago as one can imagine. Three definitive portrayals of some of Verdi's most powerful characters. With the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Herbert von Karajan's Salzburg Festival production is assured of an electrifying impact.

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