Karajan conducts Verdi’s “Otello”

This historically important 1973 film of Verdi’s Otello preserves for us one of the greatest of all twentieth-century Otello casts and productions. For Karajan there was no greater interpreter of the role of Otello than Jon Vickers who is joined by lyric soprano Mirella Freni, another singer much revered by Karajan.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert von Karajan

Jon Vickers

Mirella Freni

Peter Glossop

Aldo Bottion

Stefania Malagù

Michel Sénéchal

Mario Macchi

José van Dam

Walter Hagen-Groll

Chorus of Deutsche Oper Berlin



Herbert von Karajan Chief conductor 1956–1989
Mirella Freni soprano
José van Dam baritone

© 1973 Unitel

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