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Jon Vickers one of the great Othellos of the 20th century brings his remarkable vocal power and dramatic intensity to the role, with Renata Scotto as Desdemona at the height of her powers and Cornell MacNeil's manacing Iago in one of the baritone's greatest roles. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in one of the most thrilling performances of the decade.
Taken from the September 25, 1978 live performance.
I truly can not add more about this performance than what has already been said. As I watch modern operatic productions where a singer has to be part gymnast or must have gone... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Juan Morales
A great performance I remember loving in my youth. It's really nice to be able to see it again now. Both Scotto and Vickers are superb and their great chemistry together is as I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeffrey Schneider
This is a tremendous performance of Otello and will be a rare jewel as few can afford to stage grand opera like the Met. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Galishoff
This refers to a different Otello but much of it applies.
I went, against my better judgement, with a rather sophisticated couple, both serious musicians, smart, and... Read more
I saw Jon Vickers do Otello more than any other tenor. In fact, my very first Met performance was "Otello" with Vickers while one then unkown Kiri te Kanawa made an... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Andre Gauthier
What a beautiful Opera, Jon Vickers is Awesome. I also have him in a CD, but it was really great watching this.Published 21 months ago by Samuel Tuminello
Of all the Otello video's I've seen, this is definitely the best. This is a must have for any serious opera lover.
I highly recommend this performance.