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Richard Sininger
American Record Guide, November 2013

Aleksandrs Antonenko may be the next great Otello. The role seems to hold no terrors for him vocally, and he certainly throws himself into it dramatically.

The Vienna Philharmonic under Riccardo Muti plays gloriously. Muti actually emphasizes some inner voices from the orchestra that one often cannot notice. © 2013 American Record Guide

Parterre Box, July 2013

…the Otello is first-rate. Riccardo Muti leads a polished, high-octane performance from the starry, youthful cast and the Vienna Philharmonic in the pit. The cast, headlined by Aleksandrs Antonenko and Marina Poplavskaya in their role debuts as Otello and Desdemona, fits well into Muti’s approach to the score.

Carlos Alvarez‘s suave and sinister acting [as Iago] are well-matched by his dark voice…In the supporting parts Stephen Costello‘s sweet-voiced Cassio is a standout… © 2013 Parterre Box Read complete review

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