Otello (1986)

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Directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Plácido Domingo, Justino Díaz, Urbano Barberini, Massimo Foschi, Edwin Francis. Based on Shakesphere’s play, Verdi’s opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, “...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon”. Believing Otello has promoted the fast-rising Cassio over himself, Iago plots to destroy both Cassio and Otello. Iago convinces the jealous Otello that his beautiful wife Desdemona is unfaithful, and that Cassio is her lover. Jealousy is followed by tragedy, then retribution, “Has Heaven no more thunderbolts?”

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Released in 1986 by MGM.

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  • primary-genre: Music and Musicals
  • primary-genre: Foreign
  • secondary-genre: Foreign Musicals
  • secondary-genre: Italian Language
  • secondary-genre: Italy
  • secondary-genre: Foreign
  • actor: Edwin Francis
  • actor: Massimo Foschi
  • actor: Justino Díaz
  • actor: Urbano Barberini
  • actor: Plácido Domingo
  • director: Franco Zeffirelli
  • producer: Menahem Golan
  • producer: Yoram Globus
  • cinematographer: Ennio Guarnieri
  • editor: Franca Silvi
  • editor: Peter Taylor
  • costume-designer: Anna Anni
  • costume-designer: Maurizio Millenotti
  • production-designer: Franco Zeffirelli
  • role-name: Montano
  • role-name: Iago
  • role-name: Cassio
  • role-name: Otello
  • role-name: Lodovico
  • screenwriter: Arrigo Boito
  • screenwriter: Franco Zeffirelli
  • screenwriter: Masolino D'Amico
  • screenwriter: William Shakespeare
  • year: 1986
  • studio: MGM