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Otello

Synopsis
Live recording of Verdi’s opera staged at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York hosted by Francis Robinson. Jon Vickers sings the title role. The New York Metropolitan Opera and Chorus is conducted by James Levine. The direction for stage is by Fabrizio Melano and stage production by Franco Zeffirelli. Kirk Browning directs for television.
Series
Live from the Met
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
25 Sep 1978 (Channel: WNET)
Duration
230 mins

Credits

Director
Fabrizio Melano; Kirk Browning
Producer
Christopher Sarson; Franco Zeffirelli
Writer
Arrigo Boito
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Costume
Peter J. Hall
Contributor
Francis Robinson
Cast
Jon VickersOthello
Renata ScottoDesdemona
Cornell MacNeilIago
Raymond GibbsMichael Cassio
Jean KraftEmilia
Andrea VelisRoderigo
Arthur ThompsonHerald
James MorrisLodovico
Robert GoodloeMontano

Additional Details

Theatre
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
Theatre company
New York Metropolitan Opera
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Notes

History
The intermission features Francis Robinson talking about how the play Othello became the opera Otello; past Met performances of Otello and Robinson interviewing James Levine, Renata Scotto, Jon Vickers and Cornell MacNeil.

Production Company

Name

Metropolitan Opera Association

Archive

Name

Paley Center for Media

Web
http://www.paleycenter.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 621-6600
Address
25 West 52 Street
New York
New York
110019
USA
Notes
Formerly Museum of Television and Radio (MTR). The name changed in 2007.

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