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Verdi: Otello DVD (Staatskapelle Dresden)

A superb new Otello from the Salzburg Easter Festival: ‘Cura is a commanding Otello with his richly coloured tenor and both fragile delicacy and fiery ardour’ (Südwestpresse). ‘Röschmann as Desdemona guarantees effortless perfection’ (Neue Musikzeitung). ‘Álvarez as Iago would be hard to surpass’ (Abendzeitung). This Salzburg production – featuring ‘a cast worthy of any festival’ (Südwestpresse) – is conducted by Christian Thielemann, who displays a command of Verdian tragedy to match his celebrated sovereignty in Wagner. He and his great Dresden Staatskapelle, a consummate opera ensemble, ‘achieve wonders’ (Die Presse), ‘generating Italian ‘Musikdrama’ with their incandescence and precise nuances’ (Abendzeitung). In his fascinating staging, director Vincent Broussard integrates video with set and lighting design to create an idealised visual context for what he calls Otello’s ‘conflict of ancient and modern, of 2D and 3D’.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Otello: José Cura
Desdemona:Dorothea Röschmann 
Lago: Carlos Álvarez
Cassio: Benjamin Bernheim
Rodrigo: Bror Magnus Tødenes 
Lodovico:Georg Zeppenfeld
Montano:  Csaba Szegedi
Emilia:Christa Mayer

Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor, Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor
Stage Director: Vincent Boussard
Set Designer: Vincent Lemaire
Costume Designer:Christain Lacroix
Lighting:Guido Levi
Video Designer:Isabel Robson

Picture: 16:9 HD
Sound: PCM stereo / DTS 5.1 
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 All Regions
Running Time: 147 mins
Subtitles: EN/IT/DE/FR/SP/CH/KO/JA
Year:2017