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 Boussard integrates video with set and lighting design to create an idealized visual context for what he calls Otello’s “conflict of ancient and modern, of 2D and 3D”. Boussard’s Otello is above all: aesthetic. The nobly designed costumes are from the Parisian fashion designer Christian Lacroix, with whom Boussard has been cooperating for many years. Special attention is given to the handkerchief in this production, the leitmotiv object in which Otello proves the supposed deceit of his wife Desdemona.

Additional Info

  • No: 740008
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
  • Artists: José Cura, Dorothea Röschmann, Carlos Álvarez, Benjamin Bernheim, Christa Mayer, Georg Zeppenfeld
  • Production year: 2017-04
  • Run time: 02:27:00
  • Director: Staged by Vincent Boussard
  • Format: 16:9

Disc Infos

  • Subtitles: It, E, G, F, Sp, Chi, Ko, Jp
  • Booklet: E, G, F
  • No. of Discs: 1
  • Run time: 147 mins
  • Disc Format: DVD 9
  • Picture: NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1
  • Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
  • Price Code: CME 21
  • Item No.: 740008
  • UPC No.: 814337014001
  • Release Date: 2017-04
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