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Otello

Synopsis
Royal Gala performance live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The production was directed for the stage by Elijah Moshinsky and for television by Brian Large. Placido Domingo is Otello and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden are conducted by George Solti. Introduced by James Naughtie.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2001
Transmission details
27 Oct 1992 at 19:25 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
185 mins

Credits

Director
Brian Large
Writer
Arrigo Boito
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Contributor
Georg Solti
Cast
Plácido DomingoOthello
Kiri Te KanawaDesdemona
Sergei LeiferkusIago
Robin LeggateMichael Cassio
Claire PowellEmilia
Christopher LacknerHerald
Mark BeesleyLodovico
Ramon RemediosRoderigo
Roderick EarleMontano

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on DVD in 2001.
History
In the interval during the live television broadcast Donald Sturrock interviews Georg Solti about his career. It is not certain whether this interview is included in the subsequent DVD recording.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Covent Garden Pioneer

Name

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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Name

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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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Name

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

Email
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Phone
(212) 870 1663
Address
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Name

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