In 1959, Mario Del Monaco was invited by the Russian Goverment to perform his famous role of Otello with the soloists, chorus and Orchestra of Moscow’s celebrated Bolshoi Theatre. He combined this trip with serving as a member of the jury of the Tchaikowsky International Competition. This live recording was made by the Russian Radio Network at that time and is one of a very special serie, including also Bizet’s Carmen and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci. These three roles – Otello, Don José and Canio – became the three mos performed by Super-Mario and also became synonyms for Mario Del Monaco.
Composer: Georges Bizet
Performer: Mario Del Monaco, Irina Archipova, Pavel Lisitsian, Irina Maslennikova
Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow
Conductor: Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Number of Discs: 1
Size: 1.1 GB
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