Verdi: Otello - Domingo, Ricciarelli, Milnes, Schwarz; Levine. Hamburg, 1975.


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Placido Domingo will forever be associated with the role of Otello.  This performance marks his first time ever as the moor.  To hear the nuance he brings to his portrayal, you would think that he had been singing it for years.  "Dio mi potevi" is particularly heartbreaking.   Katia Ricciarelli is ethereal in this role.  Her voice is fresh and soars over the orchestra.  Sherrill Milnes tenorial baritone is a good match to Domingo's baritonal tenor.  The sound is very good.

OD 10207-2

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