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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Otello (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Otello (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Otello (2012) [Blu-Ray]
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Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 142 min | 10,0 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This live issue from the 2008 Salzburg Festival centers around Riccardo Muti’s driving, powerful take on Verdi’s score. He gets wonderful, idiomatic playing from the Vienna Philharmonic, and the recorded balance in fact tends to favor the orchestra over the fine, largely fresh-voiced singers. (Muti uses an unusual edition of Act III’s concertato that Verdi wrote for the opera’s Paris premiere, featuring considerable variants in the soprano line and lighter orchestration.)
On the evidence of this recording, Latvian-born Aleksandrs Antonenko’s chances of developing into the next great Otello look quite promising. He certainly commands all the notes, plus the stamina. He is also tall, with good features for the stage. (He looks here a little like the young Mussolini, which may be intentional on director Stephen Langridge’s part.) Antonenko, only thirty-three at the time of this performance, shows some concern for Verdi’s dynamic markings and is generally on top of the text (if rarely deeply inside it). He does a commendable, exciting job, needing more dramatic nuance and tonal variety.
Carlos Alvarez’s Iago, styled as Robert de Niro, is solidly vocalized (though one doesn’t remember a personal timbre) and impressive dramatically. Langridge has him literally pulling curtains, rearranging space and time to craft the domestic tragedy; he spies on both Otello–Desdemona duets.
Marina Poplavskaya, as Desdemona…has a lovely if sometimes glassy soprano…considerable vocal talent and dramatic determination, somewhat at the expense of charm and spontaneity…Her Desdemona is extremely contemporary, very sexually playful…and made up like a supermodel…the climaxes of the quartet, for example—are of great beauty…Her acting is intelligent yet pose-y. She sings more compellingly in Act III and—like every Desdemona of my experience—is at her best in a moving Act IV.
Tenor Stephen Costello is very well deployed as Cassio. Langridge makes the handsome young lieutenant genuinely neglectful of his duties; upon landing, Otello entrusts him with a young Turkish captive—the Added Mimed Character seems to be essential to contemporary stagings of opera—whom the crowd proceeds to tease, torture and sexually abuse. Cassio, whom Otello witnesses playing the field with local girls—a good touch—pays him no attention. Elsewhere, Langridge’s staging toes the line between extremely sharp observation and donnish fussiness.
Barbara Di Castri offers a highly sympathetic Emilia, Mikhail Petrenko a fine, only slightly Russian-tinged Lodovico…Emma Ryott’s costumes are magnificent. (David Shengold)

Cast:
Otello – Aleksandrs Antonenko
Desdemona – Marina Poplavskaya
Jago – Carlos Álvarez
Emilia – Barbara Di Castri
Cassio – Stephen Costello
Roderigo – Antonello Ceron
Lodovico – Mikhail Petrenko
Montano – Simone Del Savio
Un araldo – Andrea Porta
Konzertvereinigung
Wiener Staatsopernchor
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor – Riccardo Muti


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Subtitle: English / 11,737 kbps
Subtitle: German / 11,968 kbps
Subtitle: French / 20,151 kbps
Subtitle: Spanish / 20,018 kbps
Subtitle: Japanese / 14,756 kbps
Subtitle: Chinese / 8,068 kbps
Subtitle: Korean / 17,066 kbps


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00:00:00.000 : en:Chapter 01
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00:05:49.549 : en:Chapter 03
00:08:17.763 : en:Chapter 04
00:10:48.247 : en:Chapter 05
00:14:46.218 : en:Chapter 06
00:18:41.854 : en:Chapter 07
00:19:56.028 : en:Chapter 08
00:23:18.096 : en:Chapter 09
00:33:53.364 : en:Chapter 10
00:36:48.206 : en:Chapter 11
00:42:17.868 : en:Chapter 12
00:47:36.620 : en:Chapter 13
00:51:25.582 : en:Chapter 14
00:53:25.202 : en:Chapter 15
00:56:47.137 : en:Chapter 16
00:58:30.507 : en:Chapter 17
01:02:14.230 : en:Chapter 18
01:06:44.333 : en:Chapter 19
01:09:07.076 : en:Chapter 20
01:11:57.846 : en:Chapter 21
01:16:57.245 : en:Chapter 22
01:22:16.431 : en:Chapter 23
01:26:16.971 : en:Chapter 24
01:31:24.879 : en:Chapter 25
01:33:10.251 : en:Chapter 26
01:38:47.488 : en:Chapter 27
01:44:22.723 : en:Chapter 28
01:46:38.091 : en:Chapter 29
01:51:18.872 : en:Chapter 30
01:58:11.784 : en:Chapter 31
02:03:18.591 : en:Chapter 32
02:09:48.013 : en:Chapter 33
02:13:06.011 : en:Chapter 34
02:18:11.683 : en:Chapter 35

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Otello (2012) [Blu-Ray]