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 Othello, displays the full
brilliancy of his legendary voice; Mirella Freni, as Othello'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.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Title: Otello
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Staged By: Herbert von Karajan
Soloist: Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Peter Glossop, Stefania Malagù, Aldo Bottion, Michel Sénéchal, José van Dam
Set: Georges Wakhevitch
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Chorus: Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Video Director: Herbert von Karajan, Roger Benamou
Genre: Opera
Length: 140 minutes
Cat.No.: A05004522
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