Watch now

Quantity:1
Verdi, Giuseppe - Otello ... has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Round3 UK
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped next day from GA, United States. All products are inspected and playing quality guaranteed (excluding any digital content). Our friendly multilingual customer service team will be happy to resolve your queries.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Verdi, Giuseppe - Otello [2 DVDs] [2010]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Verdi, Giuseppe - Otello [2 DVDs] [2010]


Price: £29.07 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
17 new from £15.24 5 used from £11.98
£29.07 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product details

  • Actors: José Cura, Krassimira Stoyanova, Giorgio Giuseppini, Francisco Santiago
  • Directors: Willy Decker, Giuseppe Verdi
  • Format: Anamorphic, Box set, Classical, Colour, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, PAL, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Naxos Deutschland GmbH
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Feb. 2007
  • Run Time: 151 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000LSBMV2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,074 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

The first of Verdi's two late Shakespearian operas stands as one of the great masterpieces of grand opera. José Cura, ranked among the world's leading interpreters of Verdi's music, takes the title role in Willy Decker's profound and intense production, recorded live at the Liceu, Barcelona in 2006 in true surround sound and filmed with high definition cameras.

<h3 class="productDescriptionSource">Press Reviews

"Verdi's wise, passionate score was served with precision, gusto and a keen ear for drama by maestro Antoni Ros-Marbà and the solid, malleable Liceu orchestra." (Opera News)

"José Cura has the vocal colouring, the power and strength, but above all the dramatic temperament that this colossal Verdi character demands." (El Pais)

"With strong conducting from Antoni Ros-Marbà, the whole cast collaborate to give us the truth of this desperately upsetting work, as no other DVD and few live performances I've seen of it ever have." (BBC Music Magazine)

Cast
José Cura (Otello)
Krassimira Stoyanova (Desdemona)
Lado Ataneli (Jago)
Vittorio Grigolo (Cassio)
Ketevan Kemoklidze (Emilia)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu; Antoni Ros-Marbà

Stage Director: Willy Decker

Catalogue Number: OA0963D
Date of Performance: 2006
Running Time: 151 minutes
Sound: DTS Surround; LPCM Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT, CA
Label: Opus Arte

Review

José Cura besticht durch seine farbenreiche Stimme, seine Stärke und Kraft und vor allem durch sein dramatisches Temperament, welches Verdis kolossaler Charakter so dringend verlangt --El Pais

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 11 July 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a particularly powerful production and performance of one of Verdi's last operatic masterpieces. In this work Verdi finally left the recitative and aria form of composition such is found in earlier works such as La Traviata, and adopted a compositional style where the music becomes more continuous and with more integration between the orchestra with the vocal line. This approach would be more in line with the contemporary work of Puccini and Wagner for example.

The stage director of this production, Willy Decker, has favoured a minimalist approach to the staging. The intention is to focus the attention on the 3 main characters of Otello, Jago and Desdemona, thus heightening the drama of the opera. This he certainly achieves but for this approach to work in performance, the drama must also be carried by singers who can not only sing their demanding parts accurately, but who are also capable of highly skilled acting at the same time. A video production, with inevitable close focus, makes these acting requirements imperative and a completely different experience to a CD audio only production for example.

The three main characters in this production rise superbly to the challenges. Jose Cura, as Otello, delivers as intensity of acting which would be outstanding in a stage play of Othello. To this he adds wonderfully accurate and emotionally responsive singing. This combination is very special. Lado Araneli is evil personified and a powerful match for Cura both as a singer and as an actor. Krassimira Stoyanova makes a fine Desdemona of internal strength which makes her eventual and inevitable persecution and final death even more moving than is often the case.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert Petersen on 14 Feb. 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Another Willy Decker show..........again, I am not phased by the minimalistic production, especially after watching the short documentary that form part of the bonus features. Like the 2005 Salzburg Traviata, this Liceu Otello will have its die-hard fans and its critics. As far as I can concerned, the 3 principals are in top form, with Cura providing one of his strongest interpretations in recent years. Vocally, he has a few dry spots, however, his acting and intense portrayl make this a production to treasure. A triumph all round! However, I think that this opera could have been fitted onto a single disc, as the bonus features are not that substantial.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD
The first of Verdi’s two late Shakespearian operas stands as one of the great masterpieces of grand opera. José Cura, ranked among the world’s leading interpreters of Verdi’s music, takes the title role in Willy Decker’s profound and intense production, recorded live at the Liceu, Barcelona in 2006 in true surround sound and filmed with high definition cameras. José Cura, Krassimira Stoyanova, Lado Ataneli, Vittorio Grigolo, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Vicenç Esteve Madrid, Giorgio Giuseppini, Francisco Santiago, Roberto Accurso.Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Antoni Ros-Marbà Stage Director Willy Decker
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mc Warwick on 24 April 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I do prefer to see more staging than what is actually in this performance. Like many modern opera productions this one agagin borders on Opera/Concert version label. Why waste a perfectly good theatre when this could have been performed as it is in a concert hall. Even so the cast was excellent and the psychological input was very good, clear and actually moving. Cura was excellent although his Desdemona appeared old enough to be his mother and not his young wife.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Elaine Taylor on 17 July 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this DVD purely because I am a fan of Vittorio Grigolo and it's the only opera I have found with him in it. However, it was Josè Cura who blew me away. He performed with such intensity and vigour that I was drawn into every emotion he was feeling. A magnificent portrayal of Otello. Yes, the production is minimalistic and it does all revolve around the large cross but I preferred it to the traditional staging of other productions and I think Willy Decker did a fantastic job. Lado Ataneli was superb as Jago as was Krassimira Stoyanova as Desdemona and Vittorio as Cassio was great [especially when he removed his shirt :)] but the star of the show, deservedly so, was Cura. A "must have" to add to anybody's collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback