I have never seen Otello, and have to admit I did not know the music. Very reminiscent of ?Forza. Not a fan of Renee Fleming - she surprised me her. Though, I would like Desdemona ?to be a little younger. Johan Bota - what a tour de force, as was Falk Struckmann as a devilish ?yet charismatic beyond words, with winks to the HD audience as Iago.?
I really missed not being in the live audience to clap my hands off and yell Bravo again and ?again. This drama incarnate reminded me why I like opera. It’s nice to see the schmaltzy stuff ??– but this is drama and opera. ?