Verdi - Otello | Sony 88875196362

Verdi - Otello

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Label: Sony

Cat No: 88875196362

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 18th March 2016

Contents

Artists

Jon Vickers
Leonie Rysanek
Tito Gobbi
Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor

Tullio Serafin

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Otello

Artists

Jon Vickers
Leonie Rysanek
Tito Gobbi
Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor

Tullio Serafin

About

Sony Classical is pleased to offer lovers of great singing another ten complete opera sets, drawn from the RCA Victor/BMG, CBS/Sony and Eurodisc catalogues.

The earliest of the new batch is a perennial favourite: RCA’s 1960 Rome recording of Otello, conducted by Verdi authority Tullio Serafin. BBC Music Magazine’s reviewer proclaimed it his “preferred version and benchmark recording”, while The Penguin Guide states:

“No conductor is more understanding of Verdian pacing than Serafin and, with sound that hardly begins to show its age, this presents two of the finest solo performances on any Otello recording of whatever period: the Iago of Tito Gobbi has never been surpassed for vividness of characterization and tonal subtlety; while the young Jon Vickers, with a voice naturally suited to this role, was in his prime as the Moor. Leonie Rysanek is a warm and sympathetic Desdemona in one of her very finest recorded performances.”

Reviews

Though more than 50 years old, this remains the finest recording of Otello, with Jon Vickers at his greatest, Gobbi a subtle and sinister Iago, and Rysanek a Desdemona with personality.  Michael Tanner
BBC Music Magazine August 2016

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