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Muti, CSO, and Chorus - Verdi Otello (CD) (CSO RESOUND)

CSO RESOUND VERDI OTELLO STANDARD CD

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Riccardo Muti conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Aleksandrs Antonenko Otello
Krassimira Stoyanova Desdemona
Carlo Guelfi Iago
Barbara Di Castri Emilia
Juan Francisco Gatell Cassio
Michael Spyres Roderigo
Paolo Battaglia Montano
Eric Owens Lodovico
David Govertsen A Herald
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe chorus director
Chicago Children’s Choir
Josephine Lee artistic director

VERDI Otello

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, CSO Resound releases its second recording with Maestro Riccardo Muti featuring Verdi’s second-to-last opera, Otello. The recording joins remarkable fidelity to the instrumental and choral score with a spellbinding collection of vocal soloists, and will be treasured by opera lovers and anyone who enjoys thrilling music. Recorded live in concert at Symphony Center in 2011, this album will stand for years to come as a unique benchmark in Verdi performance and interpretation by one of today’s finest conductors. Maestro Muti and the CSO’s first recording together was a lauded album of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, which won two Grammy® Awards.

Recording Information
Producer: David Frost
Engineer: Christopher Willis
Recorded live in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center April 7, 9 and 12, 2011.

The packaging includes a color booklet with liner notes, synopsis and biographies in English, French, and German. English and French translations are included of the Italian libretto.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR THIS CONCERT
“Seldom has Verdi’s penultimate masterpiece sounded so orchestral; Muti made Otello sound like the dramatic symphony Verdi never wrote.”—Chicago Tribune

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