Discover Otello is an English-speaking podcast specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, Discover Otello is a podcast selected by soclassiq, like LA Opera Podcasts: Behind the Curtain or Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast and many others. The oldest episode indexed by soclassiq is dated 2020-06-03. Since then, a total of 5 episodes have been recorded and broadcast by Discover Otello.
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Discover Otello seems to be on pause right now, since no episode has been published for 3 months. The last episode in Discover Otello, "Discover Otello - Act IV", is dated 2020-07-08.
"On pause" does not mean, however, that Discover Otello will not resume its activity soon, nor that its episodes are less interesting than another more active source.
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Discover Otello in the last 36 months
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Duration (h:m:s): 15:04
This week - Act IV The final tragic act, where Otello murders his innocent wife before Iago’s malicious plot is revealed and Otello commits suicide. In this episode the theme of darkness and light in the music is explored and Jonas Kaufmann speaks about Verdi’s mastery of the final scenes which can even elicit empathy for the broken Otello. …
Duration (h:m:s): 21:29
Poor Desdemona! Hear how her innocent pleading for Cassio in act three produces a special tension for the listener. And why Otello’s third act aria is the centerpiece of everything, the catalyst for all that is to follow. Unfamiliar with the storyline? Iago’s intrigue develops as he promises Otello he’ll have further proof of his wife's infidelity. Soon after Desdemona …
Duration (h:m:s): 11:11
This week - Act II The second act sees Iago unleash his evil plan. What qualities does the singer need to make Iago so convincing? What is it like to record these emotionally demanding scenes, without an audience to perform to? Need a refresher on the action in Act 2? Iago counsels Cassio to beg Desdemona to intercede for him …
Duration (h:m:s): 13:49
This week – ACT 1. What is it like for the tenor to stand in the wings, awaiting his triumphant yet utmost demanding entrance scene, while the storm music rages on stage? Jonas Kaufmann explains how thrilling and overwhelming these opening phrases can be for the tenor! Antonio Pappano explains the challenges of drawing the dramatic line convincingly across time, …
Duration (h:m:s): 2:59
Let tenor Jonas Kaufmann, conductor Antonio Pappano and journalist Thomas Voigt take you on a journey of discovery into the heart of one of Verdi’s greatest and most thrilling operas – Otello. Through personal insights and anecdotes, the trio explore, one act at a time, what it is like to perform and record Verdi’s masterpiece based on the Shakespearean tragedy. …