Semyon Bychkov, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Johan Botha, Renée Fleming - Verdi: Otello (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28929 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 153 min | 37,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3351 kbps / 24-bit
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 153 min | 8,31 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese
Verdi's late masterpiece is presented in Elijah Mashinsky's Met production with sumptuous sets and period costumes. Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast led by South African Heldentenor Johan Botha in the title role with a voice of "impressive size and bronze color" (New York Times). Renee Fleming's Desdemona enshrines one of her signature roles in a definitive performance "she knows exactly how to spin the gentle lines of the "Willow Song" and "Ave Maria" so that they softly fill the hall" (New York Times). A strong supporting cast includes the superb Falk Struckmann as Iago and star tenor Michael Fabiano as Cassio.