The Best of Arena di Verona Episode 1

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On this episode: Otello and Tosca

Verdi's Otello is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of the Italian repertoire with three superb starring roles. The role of Otello is sung by renowned Russian tenor Vladimir Atlantov. Kiri te Kanawa sings Desdemona and the leading Italian heroic baritone, Piero Cappuccilli, portrays the malevolent, scheming Lago.

Puccini's tragic opera Tosca is set in Rome amid the political and religious upheavals of the turn of the eighteenth century. This production features the outstanding performces of Eva Marton in the title role, with Ingvar Wixell as a superbly wicked Scarpia and Giacomo Aragall as the ill-fated Cavaradossi.