OP1303. OTELLO, Live Performance, 19 Oct., 1955, w.Kubelik Cond. Royal Opera House Ensemble;
Ramón Vinay, Gré Brouwenstijn, Otakar Kraus, John Lanigan, Marian Nowakowski, Michael Langdon, etc.
(England) 2-Royal Opera House Heritage ROHS001. Slipcase Edition. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 5024545368420
“The Kubelik OTELLO has been the stuff of legends in operatic circles for many years. If anything, the reality is even better than the received history might have led one to expect. Indeed, this recording can easily lay claim to being one of the finest realisations of Verdi’s masterpiece to have been set before the public at any time. The reason for this lies principally in Kubelik’s conducting….The singers throughout perform at the same exalted level….The chorus and orchestra perform as if their lives depend upon it….If future issues in this welcome series can maintain or even approach [this] exalted level…opera-lovers everywhere are in for an extended treat.”
- David Patmore, CLASSIC RECORD COLLECTOR, Autumn, 2006