OTELLO Tito Gobbi (1966) + Master Class (2 DVDs)

OTELLO Tito Gobbi (1966) + Master Class (2 DVDs)

Code: HCD4052



Product Description

A DVD release from the Hardy Classic Video label

Tito Gobbi as Iago in Verdi's Otello, performed in the courtyard of the Doge's Palace in Venice in 1966; and coaching two young singers, at his home in 1980, in excerpts from Don Carlo, Tosca and Simon Boccanegra. A Hardy Classic release.
Disc 1 (Otello): Sung in Italian with optional Italian, English, Spanish, French, German subtitles
Black & White, PCM 2.0/DTS 5.1/Dolby Digital 5.1, 139 minutes, 4:3, NTSC (Playable all regions)
Disc 2 (Master Class): PCM 2.0, 59 minutes, 4:3, NTSC (Playable all regions)

"Iago's 'Credo' might as well have been written for Gobbi, so perfectly does it suit his gifts. All in all, this is a dazzling performance."
"The hour-long bonus disc of Gobbi coaching two young singers...is worth the cost of the set."
- Ira Siff, Opera News

Opera in Four Acts
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito, after Shakespeare

Otello - Pier Miranda Ferraro
Iago - Tito Gobbi
Desdemona - Laura Londi
Emilia - Anna Di Stasio
Cassio - Giorgio Giorgetti
Rodrigo - Augusto Pedroni
Lodovico - Alessandro Maddelena
A Herald - Alberto Carusi

Nino Sanzogno, conductor
Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro La Fenice
(Palazzo Ducale, Venice, August 6, 1966)

A LESSON IN MUSIC: Tito Gobbi, Rome 1980
Tito Gobbi coaching Mani Mekler (soprano) and Wolfgang Lenz (bass); with Boldo Podic, piano