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Verdi: La Forza del Destino [Wiener Staatsoper/Mehta] Blu-ray Review

Verdi's La Forza del Destino receives an updated and somewhat controversial staging by director Poutney in this generally well played Wiener Staatsoper production.

Verdi: Les Vêpres Siciliennes [De Nederlandse Opera] Blu-ray Review

A rarely staged Verdi masterpiece is given an unusual presentation by the Netherlands Opera. Excellent music direction and some stand out vocal performances offset some of the vagaries of staging and wardrobe.

Verdi: Otello (Muti/Wiener Philharmoniker) Blu-ray Review

Riccardo Muti and the Wiener Philharmoniker were more than up to the task in 2008 for this staging of Verdi's Otello at the Salzburg Festival, the first since Karajan and the orchestra's in 1970 -- see and hear it in hi-res from Unitel Classica.

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