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Otello

Author: Franco ZeffirelliMelano Fabrizio.Arrigo BoitoGil WechslerPeter J HallAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : The Metropolitan Opera ; [2009], ©1978.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : ItalianView all editions and formats
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Jon Vickers, one the the great Otellos of the 20th century brings his remarkable vocal power and dramatic intensity to Verdi's masterful Shakespeare adaptation. His Desdemona is Renate Scotto, as the height of her powers, and Cornell McNeil's menacing Iago is one of the baritone's greatest roles.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Zeffirelli; Melano Fabrizio.; Arrigo Boito; Gil Wechsler; Peter J Hall; Jon Vickers; Renata Scotto; Cornell MacNeil; Raymond Gibbs; Andrea Velis; Peter Allen; Jean Kraft; Robert Goodloe; Arthur Thompson; James Morris; James Levine; William Shakespeare; Giuseppe Verdi; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 456554056
Language Note: Sung in Italian; English subtitles.
Notes: Opera in 4 acts.
Libretto by Arrigo Boito after the play by Shakespeare.
"A Metropolitan Opera television production"--Container.
Synopsis (7 p.) : ports.) inserted in container.
Credits: Set designer, Franco Zeffirelli ; costume designer Peter J. Hall ; lighting designer, Gil Wechlser ; commentator, Peter Allen.
Performer(s): John Vickers (Otello) ; Renata Scotto (Desdemona) ; Cornell MacNeil (Iago) ; Raymond Gibbs (Cassio) ; Andrea Velis (Roderigo) ; Jean Kraft (Emilia) ; Robert Goodloe (Montano) ; Arthur Thompson (A Herald) ; James Morris (Lodovico) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live at The Metropolian Opera House, September 25, 1978.
Description: 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; LPCM stereo., DTS 5.1 surround; region free NTSC.
Other Titles: Live from the Met.
Responsibility: Verdi ; The Metropolitan Opera presents ; production, Franco Zeffirelli ; stage director, Fabrizio Melano.

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Jon Vickers, one the the great Otellos of the 20th century brings his remarkable vocal power and dramatic intensity to Verdi's masterful Shakespeare adaptation. His Desdemona is Renate Scotto, as the height of her powers, and Cornell McNeil's menacing Iago is one of the baritone's greatest roles.

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