Video Release: August 1, 2006
Theatrical Release: 1986
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Studio: MGM Home Entertainment
- HiFi Sound, Surround Sound, Stereo, Stereo Surround
- Runtime: 123 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in Italian
- Released in English
Franco Zeffirelli brings Verdi's tragic opera to the screen in grand style. Set against a breathtaking backdrop of Mediterranean locations, "Otello" is a feast for both the eyes and ears. Reknowned tenor Placido Domingo stars as Othello, the Moor who murders his wife in a fit of jealous rage only to discover that both he and Desdemona are the victims of Iago's evil scheming. Featuring Katia Ricciarelli and Justino Diaz in the roles of Iago and Desdemona, Zeffirelli's "Otello" breathes new life into Shakespeare's classic tale of passion, betrayal and murder.
Famed director Franco Zeffirelli brings a new version of Verdi's classic Italian opera to the screen, starring tenor Placido Domingo as Shakespeare's tragic hero. Filmed on location throughout the Mediterranean. Sung in Italian. Academy Award Nominations: Best Costume Design.
A Cannon Italia production.
Musical consultant, Rolf Feichtinger.
Additional cast members: Petra Malakova (Emilia); Sergio Nicolai (Roderigo); Edwin Francis (Montano); Massimo Foschi (Lodovico)
Filmed on location in Italy and Crete in Eastmancolor.