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PG,2hrs 3min
January 1, 1986
Synopsis: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined Zeffirelli's 1976 La Scala staging (production on the film was briefly interrupted while Domingo participated in the rescue operations following the Mexico City earthquake). While Katia Ricciarelli as Desdemona and Justino Diaz as Iago perform their own singing, Zeffirelli's ... Full Synopsis
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This 1986 film brings together tenor Placido Domingo, soprano Katia Ricciarelli, director Franco Zeffirelli, and the La Scala orchestra and chorus under conductor Lorin Maazel in a moving adaptation of Otello, the classic opera by Giuseppe Verdi (music) and Arrigo Boito (libretto). From the rhapsodic opening to the tragic conclusion, Domingo (Otello) and Ricciarelli (Desdemona) perform with power and ... Read Review
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