CSO Resound 901 1301 (2 CDs)
Verdi: Otello: Act I (32:32)
Aleksandrs Antonenko, tenor (Otello); Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano (Desdemona); Carlo Guelfi, baritone (Jago); Juan Francisco Gatell, tenor (Cassio); Paolo Battaglia, bass (Montano); Michael Spyres, tenor (Roderigo)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Riccardo Muti
Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, CSO Resound releases its second recording with Riccardo Muti featuring Verdi’s second-to-last opera, Otello. Recorded live in concert at Symphony Center in 2011, this album will stand for years to come as a unique benchmark in Verdi performance and interpretation by one of today’s finest conductors. Maestro Muti and the CSO’s first recording together was a lauded album of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, which won two Grammy Awards.