Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Bartoli Rossini Otello Zürich streaming

This is MAJOR as you'll read in the review below. Rossini's Otello, Ossia il Moro di Venezia live from Opernhaus Zürich, available in full Thursday on Medici TV. Once Rossini's Otello was a huge hit, starring Maria di Malibran for example, but for the last 100 years it's been eclipsed by Verdi (and of course Shakespeare). Cecilia Bartoli is a role she relishes! Sounds like a fabulous production. James Sohre in Opera Today (FULL review here)  "Zurich's Magnificent Other Moor" says
"Right to the musical ‘score’ board: Zurich Opera stared down the mighty challenge posed by Rossini’s Otello ossia il moro di Venezia, and knocked it out of the ballpark.The reasons for this unqualified success are many, beginning with superb casting that no house could better".

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