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Saturday, March 14, 2015 Permalink

At The Opera, Verdi: Otello, March 14, 2015

  

Otello is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's play Othello. It was Verdi's penultimate opera, and was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on February 5, 1887.

With the composer's reluctance to write anything new after the success of Aida in 1871 and his retreat into retirement, it took his Milan publisher Giulio Ricordi the next ten years, first to persuade him to write anything, then to encourage the revision of Verdi's 1857 Simon Boccanegra by introducing Boito as librettist, and finally to begin the process of persuading Verdi to see Boito's completed libretto for Otello. This 1961 recording stars Mario del Monaco and Renata Tebaldi. Herbert von Karajan conducts

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08pm
Verdi: Otello BUY ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
11:00pm
11:08pm
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko: 'Song Of India' BUY Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra; Andre Kostelanetz, conductor
11:12pm
Alabiev: 'The Russian Nightingale' BUY from Lily Pons: Coloratura Assoluta; composed by Alabiev
11:20pm
Wagner: Prize Song BUY from Legendary Voices; composed by Wagner
11:25pm
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Addio fiorito asil BUY from Legendary Voices; composed by Puccini
11:31pm
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Regina Coeli BUY ; Nello Santi, conductor
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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