Recordings
Otello - Metropolitan Opera
Label: Sony Classical
Released: September 23, 2016

• Directed by the Tony Award-winning and six-time MET director, Bartlett Sher, this lavish production of Verdi's operatic masterpiece Otello features one of the most exciting young opera singers of her generation, Sonya Yoncheva, and the Metropolitan Opera & Chorus, conducted by their new Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin

• Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lucic plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise.

• 10 minutes additional bonus material - “Backstage at the Met with host Eric Owens”:
1. Interview with Željko Lučić and Aleksandrs Antonenko
2. Act III trio rehearsal
3. Interview with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bartlett Sher
4. Interview with Sonya Yoncheva

CAST
Otello: ALEKSANDRS ANTONENKO
Desdemona: SONYA YONCHEVA
Iago: ŽELJKO LUČIĆ
Emilia: JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO
Cassio: DIMITRI PITTAS
Roderigo: CHAD SHELTON
Lodovico: GÜNTHER GROISSBÖCK
Montano: JEFF MATTSEY
A herald: TYLER DUNCAN

Conductor: YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Chorus Master: DONALD PALUMBO
Live in HD transmission on October 17, 2015

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