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Otello

Author: Franco ZeffirelliMenahem GolanYoram GlobusMasolino D'AmicoPlácido DomingoAll authors
Publisher: W. Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, ©1986.
Series: Opera series (Kultur International Films)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : ItalianView all editions and formats
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Otello, a Moor appointed governor of Cyprus on behalf of the 15th century Venetian Republic, loves and is loved by his young bride, Desdemona. Soon, however, he is deceived by the evil Iago, his ensign, into believing that Desdemona is unfaithful to him. Otello's jealousy overwhelms him and he murders Desdemona. Upon learning the truth, he kills Iago and himself.
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Genre/Form: Music videos
Filmed operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Zeffirelli; Menahem Golan; Yoram Globus; Masolino D'Amico; Plácido Domingo; Katia Ricciarelli; Justino Díaz; Lorin Maazel; Arrigo Boito; Giuseppe Verdi; William Shakespeare; Teatro alla Scala.; Cannon Productions.; Italian International Film.; Cannon City Produktie Maatschappij.; Cannon Group.
OCLC Number: 19836604
Language Note: In Italian with English subtitles.
Notes: In Italian with English subtitles.
[Adaptation of the opera] by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto [by] Arrigo Boito. Based on the play Othello by William Shakespeare per Magill's cinema annual, 1987.
Credits: Director of photography, Ennio Guarnieri ; art direction, Gianni Quaranta ; film editors, Peter Taylor, Franca Silvi.
Cast: Placido Domingo (Otello), Katia Ricciarelli (Desdemona), Justino Diaz (Iago), Petra Malakova, Urano Barberini; La Scala Orchestra and Chorus ; Lorin Maazel, conductor.
Description: 1 videocassette (123 min.) (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Opera series (Kultur International Films)
Responsibility: produced by Cannon Productions [and] Italian International Film in co-participation with Cannon City Produktie Maatschappij ; directed and designed by Franco Zeffirelli ; produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus ; adapted for the screen by Franco Zeffirelli and Masolino D'Amico.

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Otello, a Moor appointed governor of Cyprus on behalf of the 15th century Venetian Republic, loves and is loved by his young bride, Desdemona. Soon, however, he is deceived by the evil Iago, his ensign, into believing that Desdemona is unfaithful to him. Otello's jealousy overwhelms him and he murders Desdemona. Upon learning the truth, he kills Iago and himself.

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