Thursday, July 13, 2017

July 13, 2002: Otello in Zurich

2002-07-13 Otello (Verdi), Opernhaus Zurich
Otello = José Cura
Desdemona = Daniela Dessì
Jago = Ruggero Raimondi
Cassio = Antonello Palombi
Emilia = Brigitte Pinter
Roderigo = Miroslav Christoff
Lodovico = Pavel Daniluk
Montano = Valeriy Murga
Un arraldo = Michael Mirosek

Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor


OPERNHAUS ZURICH Verdi: OTELLO
Musikalische Leitung VLADIMIR FEDOSEYEV
Inszenierung SVEN-ERIC BECHTOLF
Bühnenbild ROLF GLITTENBERG
Kostüme MARIANNE GLITTENBERG
Lichtgestaltung JÜRGEN HOFFMANN
Chor ERNST RAFFELSBERGER
CHOR DES OPERNHAUSES ZÜRICH
ZUSATZCHOR OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH
KINDERCHOR DES OPERNHAUSES ZÜRICH
ORCHESTER DER OPER ZÜRICH
EIN KULTUR-ENGAGEMENT DER CREDIT SUISSE PRIVATE BANKING
Samstag, 13. Juli 2002
FREIER VERKAUF
PAUSE NACH DEM 2. AKT
BEGINN: 19.00 UHR ENDE: ca. 22.15 UHR
Musikalische Assistenz und Einstudierung ENRICO CACClARI, THOMAS BARTHEL Abendspielleitung und Regieassistenz CLAUDIA BLERSCH
Bühnenbildassistenz MARIO FERRARA
Kostümassistenz AMELIE HAAS
Regiehospitanz EVA FISCHLlN
Organisation und Betreuung der Kinder SUSY SIEGRIST
Inspizienz SUSANN ZAHLER
Souffleur ADRIANO

Wonderful Cura, Dessì & Raimondi Otello in Space, but still Verdi's Otello. The backdrop is a cinematic view of the stars, as if on a space-ship. This modernism is not doing anything for the opera, so I will go straight into the matter. Otello, the opera, as theater and singing considered. The Chorus was weak, especially in the beginning of the opera, I think the Zurich opera needs more singers in the chorus. The children's chorus was excellent. Ruggero Raimondi was in full rigor as Jago, excellent singing and acting. Roderigo did his part well enough, but his voice was weak. Cassio was a bigger voiced tenor than I am used to in Otello performances, here we had a match for Cura, a future Otello no-doubt. José Cura as Otello, I liked him, but still Plácido Domingo's interpretation of the role is too vivid in my mind that I can fully appreciate Cura's because they are quite different. Daniela Dessì was a brilliant and young Desdemona, perfect in all ways. Emilia was also great in this performance.

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