The release of the full studio recording of Verdi’s masterpiece opera "Otello" with Antonio Pappano conducting the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, has now been announced for June 12 by Sony Classical. On the new recording soprano Federica Lombardi sings her role debut as Desdemona and baritone Carlos Álvarez takes the role of Jago.
You can now listen to Otello's great first entrance “Esultate!” or pre-order the album.
Opera Now is graciously offering exclusive free access to its May/June issue until May 11, so followers can have a look at the cover story! The magazine also offers a chance to win a copy of Jonas' forthcoming studio recording of Otello.