VERDI Otello / Cossutta, Price 4783474
. . . an extraordinary operatic legacy . . . most of the great luminaries of opera are represented . . . [Solti was] unsurpassed in Verdi . . . [this "Otello" features] the amazing . . . Carlo Cossutta in the title role and a ravishing Margaret Price as his Desdemona.
. . . [in Solti's fine 1977 recording] Carlo Cossutta makes a strong entrance; and after the storm, the Vienna State Opera chorus manages a beautiful pianissimo . . . Margaret Price sings exquisitely as Desdemona and Kurt Moll is a sonorous Lodovico . . . the high point is a well-sung "Dio! mi potevi scagliar" with a really well-turned ascent to "quel raggio".
. . . [Carlo Cossutta gelingt] ein vielschichtiges Porträt dieser Mörderpartie, an der Seite der herrlich klangschönen Margaret Price.