RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 39179362 LA Sung in Italian with English subtitles. T1 Otello from the Royal Opera House A1 Boito, Arrigo,, Domingo, Plácido,, Te Kanawa, Kiri., Leĭferkus, Sergeĭ,, Solti, Georg,, Large, Brian., Shakespeare, William,, Verdi, Giuseppe,, Royal Opera House (London, England), Covent Garden Pioneer., British Broadcasting Corporation., Television Service., Kultur International Films., PB Covent Garden Pioneer ; Distributed by Kultur PP [England]; West Long Branch, N.J. YR 1992 SN 1561274925 9781561274925 AB Tragic opera which takes place in Cyprus in the late 15th century. Otello, governor of Cyprus, returns victorious from battle with the Turkish fleet. His ensign, Iago, jealous of the promotion Otello has bestowed on Cassio, gets the latter drunk with the help of Rodrigo, a nobleman. The resulting brawl provokes the angry Otello to cancel the promotion of the disgraced Cassio. Through a series of cunning maneuvers, Iago suggests to Otello and seems to prove a liaison between Desdemona, Otello's wife, and Cassio. Recalled to Venice, Otello succumbs to his rage and strangles Desdemona. Iago's wife Emilia protests Desdemona's innocence, and word arrives that the dying Rodrigo has revealed Iago's treachery. Iago escapes and Otello kills himself.