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Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Giuseppe Verdi, Georg Solti, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Giuseppe Verdi, Georg Solti, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlo Cossutta, Gabriel Bacquier, Hans Helm, Jane Berbié, Kurt Equiluz, Kurt Moll, Margaret Price, Peter Dvorsky, Stafford Dean
Title: Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
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Label: Decca Import
Original Release Date: 1/1/1998
Re-Release Date: 12/17/1998
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 028946075623, 0028946075623

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The Most Beautiful Otello!
Impostazione | New York City Area | 01/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I simply can't express the utter beauty of this performance. That it is the least popular of all the modern versions is interesting. Carlo Cossutta had a colorful voice, alternating power, dynamics, intensity and shades of tone to maximum effect. His is the most introspective Otello, the most even voiced, the most secure and aristocratic. We instantly know why this Moor was chosen to lead the greatest city in Italy. He has everything including a little squillo now and then. When the demons haunt him, he seems to lose his mind not his physical controls. Is this not authentic for a great man? He is utterly beautiful. If I could compare him to anyone it would not be a tenor, but Regine Crespin. Cossutta was that kind of brilliant artist.

Margaret Price is simply divine. Dvorsky is full voiced Cassio. Solti remains one of my favorite. If this recording falls short anywhere, I would have to say that Mr. Bacquier is responsible. His Jago is on crack and that's putting it lightly.

A wonderful Otello....OLTRABELLA!