Arrigo Boito; Plácido Domingo; Kiri Te Kanawa; Sergeĭ Leĭferkus; Georg Solti; Brian Large; William Shakespeare; Giuseppe Verdi; Royal Opera House (London, England); Covent Garden Pioneer.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Kultur International Films.
|语言注释：||Sung in Italian with English subtitles.|
|注意：||Opera in 4 acts.
Plot synopsis inserted.
|制作人员：||Executive producer, Revel Guest ; producer, Jane Pleydell-Bouverie ; director for television, Brian Large.|
|演员：||Plácido Domingo (Otello) ; Kiri Te Kanawa (Desdemona) ; Sergei Leiferkus (Iago) ; with supporting singers ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Royal Opera Chorus ; Sir Georg Solti, conductor.|
|描述：||1 videocassette (146 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.|
|详述：||VHS, hi-fi, stereo., mono-compatible, Dolby processed.|
|责任：||by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto, Arrigo Boito (after the play by William Shakespeare) ; Covent Garden Pioneer in association with BBC TV.|
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.