Verdi Otello

Verdi - Otello (Nino Sanzogno, Tito Gobbi) (2013/1966)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 30, 2016
Verdi - Otello (Nino Sanzogno, Tito Gobbi) (2013/1966)

Verdi - Otello (Nino Sanzogno, Tito Gobbi) (2013/1966)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.29 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 139 (opera)+59 (bonus) min
Classical | Hardy | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol, Deutsch

In honor of the Tito Gobbi centenary (in 2013), the Associazione Musicale Tito Gobbi has unearthed and released this Otello, performed in the courtyard of the Doge's Palace in Venice, in August 1966. While technical challenges involved in broadcasting a production back in the '60s, from a venue not designed for theater, caused occasional problems involving camera work and sound, the resulting black-and-white video is well worth having, particularly for Gobbi's brilliant Iago. Although an earlier Gobbi Iago is available from VAI, filmed in Japan in 1959 opposite Mario Del Monaco's titanic Moor, this later document finds the extraordinary baritone no less nimble physically and vocally. In fact, the vastness of the performing area and the evocative atmosphere of the Palazzo Ducale seem to draw from Gobbi a sort of ownership of the environment that is perfect for Iago, as he darts about controlling events like a sardonic puppeteer. And, as one recalls from performances at the Met six months after this one, Gobbi was able to imbue the character with a youthful, amicable persona that made Iago's vile deeds all the more chilling. This video also confirms the recollection that this role, even in late career, was one the great singing actor found vocally congenial. There is a lightness of delivery that makes Iago's Act I drinking song and Act III duet with Cassio particularly stunning. Textual and tonal colors are employed in a manner that feels inevitable rather than applied, and Iago's "Credo" might as well have been written for Gobbi, so perfectly does it suit his gifts. All in all, this is a dazzling performance.

Cura, Ataneli - Verdi: Otello (2009)  

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 6, 2015
Cura, Ataneli - Verdi: Otello (2009)

Cura, Ataneli - Verdi: Otello (2009)
Classical | Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: Italian | Subtitles: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Catalan | Run time: 140 mins | 5.02 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 4361kbps | AC3, 48000Hz, 6ch, 640kbps

The first of Verdi's two late Shakespearian operas stands as one of the great masterpieces of grand opera. José Cura, ranked among the world's leading interpreters of Verdi's music, takes the title role in Willy Decker's profound and intense production, recorded live at the Liceu, Barcelona in 2006 in true surround sound and filmed with high definition cameras.
Verdi: Otello from the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia - Chung, Kunde, Remigio, Gallo (2014)

Verdi: Otello from the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia - Chung, Kunde, Remigio, Gallo (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 29947 kbps; 29,970 fps | 02:28:43 | 40.74 GB
Audio1: Italian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3283 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: Italian, German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese

Rarely has a production of Verdi’s Otello been staged in such a prestigious location: the courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale in Venice! This special outdoor “event production” of the Teatro La Fenice takes place amidst genuine late-Gothic and Renaissance architecture highlighted by spectacular projections: “A set of singular fascination”.
Verdi - Otello (Riccardo Muti; Placido Domingo, Barbara Frittoli, Leo Nucci)

Verdi - Otello (Riccardo Muti; Plácido Domingo, Barbara Frittoli, Leo Nucci) [2009/2001]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.16 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | ArtHaus | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Chinese | 140 min | +3% Recovery

…"Plácido Domingo is the finest Otello of our time, and Riccardo Muti is as good as any Verdi conductor around, so their partnership at La Scala, in a naturalistic production by Graham Vick, was guaranteed to be memorable…" The Guardian

Verdi - Otello (Semyon Bychkov) (2015) [BluRay-rip]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 27, 2016
Verdi - Otello (Semyon Bychkov) (2015) [BluRay-rip]

Verdi - Otello (Semyon Bychkov) (2015) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 153 min | 7,16 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese

Verdi's late masterpiece is presented in Elijah Mashinsky's Met production with sumptuous sets and period costumes. Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast led by South African Heldentenor Johan Botha in the title role with a voice of "impressive size and bronze color" (New York Times). Renee Fleming's Desdemona enshrines one of her signature roles in a definitive performance "she knows exactly how to spin the gentle lines of the "Willow Song" and "Ave Maria" so that they softly fill the hall" (New York Times). A strong supporting cast includes the superb Falk Struckmann as Iago and star tenor Michael Fabiano as Cassio.
Verdi - Otello (Antonenko, Gerzmava; Fischer) 2015 [HDTV 720p]

Verdi - Otello (Antonenko, Gerzmava; Fischer) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 5.1 ch | 03:01:50 | 3.4 GB
Subs: Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Por, Rus, Spa, Swe
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera HD Live | HDTV->MKV

Director Bartlett Sher’s new production of Verdi’s masterful Otello, which opened the Met season last September, returns for a second run, with Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role and Željko Lučić as Iago reprising their performances. Hibla Gerzmava joins the cast as Desdemona, and Adam Fischer conducts.
Verdi - Otello (Georg Solti, Placido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa) (2008/1992)

Verdi - Otello (Georg Solti, Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa) (2008/1992)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR| Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.73 Gb (DVD9) | 145 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English

A dream team had been assembled at London’s Royal Opera House for this 1992 performance of Verdi’s Otello. Placido Domingo, uninhibited in the use of his vast vocal power, was the commanding Otello; Kiri Te Kanawa a more sturdy Desdemona than the fragile female often portrayed, while Sergei Leiferkus’s Iago is totally convincing by avoiding those sneering gestures that are too often seen. In the pit was Georg Solti whipping the orchestra into a fury as the opening storm is unleashed, but later on can show some impatience in his choice of tempos. The production was, in the best use of the term, ‘traditional’ and came from Elijah Moshinsky, his set designer, Timothy O’Brian, creating a massive edifice that has to serve all of four acts, leaving the final bedroom scene working in an area that is too large.
Verdi - Otello (Herbert von Karajan, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni) (2005/1974)

Verdi - Otello (Herbert von Karajan, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni) (2005/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.09 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Herbert von Karajan directed this film of Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece as well as conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. As the tragic Moor of Venice, arguably his greatest role, Jon Vickers (in the words of critic David Cairns) "commands both the notes and the moral grandeur of the part… And he has the aura of greatness - greatness of heart, of bearing, of musical and dramatic conception". Mirella Freni is a heartbreakingly lovely and fragile Desdemona, while the fine English baritone Peter Glossop plays the villainous Jago.
Verdi - Otello (James Levine, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming) (2004/1995)

Verdi - Otello (James Levine, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming) (2004/1995)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.64 Gb (DVD9) | 142 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The MET’s production of Verdi’s Otello from 1995, with Plácido Domingo in one of his greatest roles opposite the stunning Renée Fleming in her first breakaway Met success.
Here is a deeply impressive account of Verdi’s final tragedy…Domingo…is every inch the Venetian general. Can anyone have matched his heroic delivery, his frightening mien when deluded or his devastation when the truth is revealed? Every part of his face and body seems involved in this arresting portrayal, more searing even than his other Otellos in sound or on film.
Verdi - Otello (Antoni Ros- Marba) (2009) [Full Blu-ray]

Verdi - Otello (Antoni Ros- Marbà) (2009)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29778 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 151 min | 42,1 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Catalan

The first of Verdi's two late Shakespearian operas stands as one of the great masterpieces of grand opera. José Cura, ranked among the world's leading interpreters of Verdi's music, takes the title role in Willy Decker's profound and intense production, recorded live at the Liceu, Barcelona in 2006 in true surround sound and filmed with high definition cameras.