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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Otello (1986, Franco Zeffirelli)

Release LocationsItaly
DirectorFranco Zeffirelli
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 3 mins
Play ConnectionsOthello (opera)


An outstanding film version of Giuseppe Verdi's Otello made in Milan, Italy, at the famed La Scala opera house and on location

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

LodovicoJohn MacCurdy
OthelloPlacido Domingo
CassioEzio Di Cesare
IagoJustino Diaz
RoderigoConstantin Zaharia
MontanoEdward Toumajian
DesdemonaKatia Ricciarelli
EmiliaPetra Malakova
HeraldGiannicola Pigliucci

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorFranco Zeffirelli
ProducerYoram Globus
ProducerMenaham Golan
ComposerGiuseppe Verdi
CostumesAnna Anni
LightingEnnio Guarnieri
ConductorLorin Maazel
ProductionGianni Quaranta

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell