Saturday, October 22, 2011


Opera by Verdi; Karajan, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni

As my first viewing of a full fledged Opera, this is eye opening, though unlikely to be the first of many. One may miss the plot as well as the language of the play, but this adds a different dimension by rendering the turbulence and pathos into the language of voice and orchestra, a language simpler and more piercing than even poetry. Both the leads are rendered with regality, like lightening answering to thunder. Iago's evil is delivered is wryful, even with a comic touch.

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