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CHAN 3068
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Verdi: Otello
Release Date: September 2001
Originally recorded in 2000
Composer (1813-1901)
Giuseppe Verdi
Solo tenor - Otello
Charles Craig
Solo soprano - Desdemona
Rosalind Plowright
Solo baritone - Iago
Neil Howlett
Solo mezzo-soprano - Emilia
Shelagh Squires
Solo tenor - Cassio
Bonaventura Bottone
Solo tenor - Roderigo
Stuart Kale
Solo bass - Lodovico
Sean Rea
Solo baritone - Montano
Malcolm Rivers
Solo baritone - Herald
Gordon Traynor
Conductor
Mark Elder
Venue
London Coliseum
Producer
John Fraser
Engineer
Stuart Eltham
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

Otello

138:06
Dramma lirico in four acts
Libretto by Arrigo Boito after Shakespeare, English translation by Andrew Porter
Act I
Scene 1
1.
'See, the sail there!'
4:22
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Chorus, Montano, Cassio, Iago, Roderigo
2.
'Oh rejoice now!'
2:17
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Otello, Chorus
3.
'Roderigo, speak up'
2:45
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Iago, Roderigo
4.
'Flame of rejoicing!'
2:23
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Chorus
5.
'Roderigo, drink up!'
1:36
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Iago, Cassio, Chorus
6.
Brindisi: 'Good comrades, brave and true'
3:47
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Iago, Cassio, Chorus, Roderigo
7.
'Captain Cassio, the guard awaits your orders'
1:15
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Montano, Cassio, Iago, Chorus
Scene 2
8.
'Your swords cast before me!'
3:07
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Otello, Iago, Cassio, Montano
Scene 3
9.
'Now in the silent darkness'
2:30
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Otello, Desdemona
10.
'Once when you told me of your life in exile'
7:33
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Desdemona, Otello
Act II
Scene 1
11.
'Don't give up hope, but trust in me'
2:42
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Iago, Cassio
Scene 2
12.
'Take it; take the path to your ruin'
0:32
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13.
Yes, I believe in a God who has created me'
4:25
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14.
'There she is . . . Cassio . . . your chance . . .'
1:23
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Scene 3
15.
'How distressing . . '
2:52
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16.
'Beware, O my lord, beware of jealousy'
2:17
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Iago, Otello
17.
'At your glances, flame in our hearts'
4:01
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Chorus, Desdemona, Otello, Iago
Scene 4
18.
'I come from someone who has felt your anger'
2:22
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Desdemona, Otello
19.
'Grant me, oh grant me sweet words of pardon'
2:55
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Desdemona, Otello, Iago, Emilia
Scene 5
20.
'Desdemona guilty!'
1:41
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21.
'Now and forever farewell'
2:10
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22.
'By all creation! Can I believe in Desdemona?'
1:24
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Otello, Iago
23.
'Darkness had fallen, Cassio was sleeping . . .'
4:37
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Iago, Otello
24.
'See me swear, you heavens above me!'
3:01
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Otelo, Iago
Act III
Scene 1
25.
'I bring word that the watchman at the harbour'
2:54
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Herald, Otello, Iago
Scene 2
26.
'God give you joy, Otello'
3:12
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27.
'You are trying to tease me'
6:59
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Desdemona, Otello
Scene 3
28.
'God! Had it pleased you to try me with affliction'
4:22
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Scene 4
'Ah! Damned for ever!'
Otello, Iago
Scene 5
29.
'Come now; the hall's deserted'
3:52
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Iago, Cassio, Otello
30.
'This is a cobweb, men are flies'
1:56
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Iago, Cassio
Scene 6
31.
'How shall I take her life?'
1:14
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Otello, Iago, Chorus
Scene 7
32.
'Hail him! All hail him!'
3:43
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Chorus, Lodovico, Otello, Desdemona, Emilia, Iago
Scene 8
33.
'All hear me! The Doge . . .'
1:49
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Otello, Roderigo, Iago, Cassio, Lodovico
34.
'I lie here! Yes: I lie in the dust here . . .'
3:40
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Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, Cassio, Lodovico, Chorus, Iago, Otello
35.
'All in this day of glory rejoice'
1:56
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Iago, Chorus, Otello, Lodovico, Desdemona
Scene 9
36.
'But who can flee himself!'
1:53
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Otello, Iago, Chorus
Act IV
Scene 1
37.
'Did he seem calmer?'
4:56
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38.
'''The poor soul sat sighing beneath a willow . . .'''
7:05
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Desdemona, Emilia
Scene 2
39.
'Ave Maria, mother of mercy'
5:01
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Desdemona
Scene 3
40.
'Who's there? . . . Otello?'
6:23
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Desdemona, Otello
41.
'Calm and cold as the tomb'
2:00
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Otello, Emilia, Desdemona
Scene 4
42.
'Who's shouting! Oh God! Ah no!'
1:30
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Emilia, Iago, Otello, Cassio, Montano, Lodovico
43.
'Do not fear me'
5:17
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Otello, Cassio, Chorus
Solo: Charles Craig tenor - Otello
Solo: Rosalind Plowright soprano - Desdemona
Solo: Neil Howlett baritone - Iago
Solo: Shelagh Squires mezzo-soprano - Emilia
Solo: Bonaventura Bottone tenor - Cassio
Solo: Stuart Kale tenor - Roderigo
Solo: Sean Rea bass - Lodovico
Solo: Malcolm Rivers baritone - Montano
Solo: Gordon Traynor baritone - Herald
Conductor: Mark Elder
6, 22, 25 & 28 January 1983

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

Otello

138:06
Dramma lirico in four acts
Libretto by Arrigo Boito after Shakespeare, English translation by Andrew Porter
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
Scene 1
1.
'See, the sail there!'
4:22
Chorus, Montano, Cassio, Iago, Roderigo
2.
'Oh rejoice now!'
2:17
Otello, Chorus
3.
'Roderigo, speak up'
2:45
Iago, Roderigo
4.
'Flame of rejoicing!'
2:23
Chorus
5.
'Roderigo, drink up!'
1:36
Iago, Cassio, Chorus
6.
Brindisi: 'Good comrades, brave and true'
3:47
Iago, Cassio, Chorus, Roderigo
7.
'Captain Cassio, the guard awaits your orders'
1:15
Montano, Cassio, Iago, Chorus
Scene 2
8.
'Your swords cast before me!'
3:07
Otello, Iago, Cassio, Montano
Scene 3
9.
'Now in the silent darkness'
2:30
Otello, Desdemona
10.
'Once when you told me of your life in exile'
7:33
Desdemona, Otello
Act II
Scene 1
11.
'Don't give up hope, but trust in me'
2:42
Iago, Cassio
Scene 2
12.
'Take it; take the path to your ruin'
0:32
13.
Yes, I believe in a God who has created me'
4:25
14.
'There she is . . . Cassio . . . your chance . . .'
1:23
Scene 3
15.
'How distressing . . '
2:52
16.
'Beware, O my lord, beware of jealousy'
2:17
Iago, Otello
17.
'At your glances, flame in our hearts'
4:01
Chorus, Desdemona, Otello, Iago
Scene 4
18.
'I come from someone who has felt your anger'
2:22
Desdemona, Otello
19.
'Grant me, oh grant me sweet words of pardon'
2:55
Desdemona, Otello, Iago, Emilia
Scene 5
20.
'Desdemona guilty!'
1:41
21.
'Now and forever farewell'
2:10
22.
'By all creation! Can I believe in Desdemona?'
1:24
Otello, Iago
23.
'Darkness had fallen, Cassio was sleeping . . .'
4:37
Iago, Otello
24.
'See me swear, you heavens above me!'
3:01
Otelo, Iago
Total time: 68:12
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act III
Scene 1
1.
'I bring word that the watchman at the harbour'
2:54
Herald, Otello, Iago
Scene 2
2.
'God give you joy, Otello'
3:12
3.
'You are trying to tease me'
6:59
Desdemona, Otello
Scene 3
4.
'God! Had it pleased you to try me with affliction'
4:22
Scene 4

'Ah! Damned for ever!'

Otello, Iago
Scene 5
5.
'Come now; the hall's deserted'
3:52
Iago, Cassio, Otello
6.
'This is a cobweb, men are flies'
1:56
Iago, Cassio
Scene 6
7.
'How shall I take her life?'
1:14
Otello, Iago, Chorus
Scene 7
8.
'Hail him! All hail him!'
3:43
Chorus, Lodovico, Otello, Desdemona, Emilia, Iago
Scene 8
9.
'All hear me! The Doge . . .'
1:49
Otello, Roderigo, Iago, Cassio, Lodovico
10.
'I lie here! Yes: I lie in the dust here . . .'
3:40
Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, Cassio, Lodovico, Chorus, Iago, Otello
11.
'All in this day of glory rejoice'
1:56
Iago, Chorus, Otello, Lodovico, Desdemona
Scene 9
12.
'But who can flee himself!'
1:53
Otello, Iago, Chorus
Act IV
Scene 1
13.
'Did he seem calmer?'
4:56
14.
'''The poor soul sat sighing beneath a willow . . .'''
7:05
Desdemona, Emilia
Scene 2
15.
'Ave Maria, mother of mercy'
5:01
Desdemona
Scene 3
16.
'Who's there? . . . Otello?'
6:23
Desdemona, Otello
17.
'Calm and cold as the tomb'
2:00
Otello, Emilia, Desdemona
Scene 4
18.
'Who's shouting! Oh God! Ah no!'
1:30
Emilia, Iago, Otello, Cassio, Montano, Lodovico
19.
'Do not fear me'
5:17
Otello, Cassio, Chorus
Total time: 69:54
Solo: Charles Craig tenor - Otello
Solo: Rosalind Plowright soprano - Desdemona
Solo: Neil Howlett baritone - Iago
Solo: Shelagh Squires mezzo-soprano - Emilia
Solo: Bonaventura Bottone tenor - Cassio
Solo: Stuart Kale tenor - Roderigo
Solo: Sean Rea bass - Lodovico
Solo: Malcolm Rivers baritone - Montano
Solo: Gordon Traynor baritone - Herald
Conductor: Mark Elder
6, 22, 25 & 28 January 1983




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