VERDI Otello. Simon O’Neill, Gerald Finley, Anne Schwanewilms, Allan Clayton, Ben Johnson. London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis. LSO Live 2SACDs

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

Otello

Simon O’Neill (Otello);

Gerald Finley (Iago);

Anne Schwanewilms (Desdemona);

Allan Clayton (Cassio);

Ben Johnson (Roderigo);

Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Lodovico);

Matthew Rose (Montano);

Lukas Jakobski (Herald);

Eufemia Tufano (Emilia);

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis

DSD recording, live at the Barbican December 2009

Sir Colin Davis’s eagerly anticipated recording of Verdi’s Otello is released on the 10th anniversary of the LSO Live Label. Opera has always formed an important part of the label’s output, recording concert performances of opera allows listeners to enjoy the drama of a live performance without the problems associated with recording in a theatre.

Sir Colin is joined, in the title role of Otello, by one of the world’s most exciting young tenors, New Zealander Simon O’Neill stepped in at short notice to these concerts, making is debut in the role (although he had studied it with Domingo), delivering what can only be described as an astonishing performance. The villainous Iago is played by Gerald Finley and Otello’s wife, Desdemona, by Anne Schwanewilms.

an electrifying account ... Simon O’Neill made a tremendous debut in the title-role, giving notice that he is the best heroic tenor to emerge over the last decade’ Daily Telegraph

"This was an electrifying account of a masterpiece, conducted with an explosive energy that belies Sir Colin’s eighty years and pushed the LSO to the top of its game... Gerald Finley was an arrestingly crisp and snakily plausible Iago … Verdi’s great music drama shone in all its power and glory" Daily Telegraph

"O’Neill mastered Otello’s many moods with a striking musicality and an eveness of tone throughout the range. He will go far, and promises to be the outstanding Wagner Heldentenor we have been longing far … the men, led by Gerald Finley’s totally convincing and committed Iago, were splendid" Mail on Sunday

"This was one of the LSO’s most glorious collaborations with Sir Colin Davis since they began doing operas in concert more than a decade ago … a performance than crackled from the start. At 82 he still has incredible energy, propelling the ensembles with a dynamism you expect from someone half his age and generally setting a furious tempo. The LSO was up for it. If that spoke of majesty, so too did the fresh-voiced London Symphony Chorus, whose contributions raised the goose bumps ... The evenings most welcome surprise was the substitution of Simon O’Neill as Otello … O’Neill took command" Financial Times

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