, September 2014
This is a quite lavish production of Otello that should…please both traditionalists and progressives.
…Gregory Kunde as Otello and Carmela Remigio as Desdemona, are both splendid. Kunde is an imposing presence on stage and has a powerful voice and good dramatic skills. Veteran baritone Lucio Gallo makes a deliciously villainous Iago. The rest of the cast is splendid. Conductor Myung-Whun Chung, always maintains a fine sense for the appropriate tempo and for subtle phrasing, and he draws fine playing from the orchestra and committed singing from the chorus.
The camera work and picture quality are fine, and despite the outdoor venue the sound reproduction is very good…Overall, this is a splendid production of Otello that scores high on almost every count. Highly recommended. © 2014 Classical Net Read complete review