Franco Zeffirelli's Otello in April

MGM Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of internationally renowned director Franco Zeffirelli's Otello for 18th April 2005 priced at £15.99. Bringing Verdi's masterpiece to the screen, Otello is based on Shakespeare's enduring classic, an epic tragedy of jealousy and betrayal.

When the scheming Iago (Justino Dlaz) believes Otello (Plácido Domingo) has overlooked him for promotion, he wreaks a subtle and terrible revenge on his master, convincing him that his young wife, Desdemona (Katia Ricciarelli), is unfaithful. Otello realises the deception too late, spiralling into madness and murder, before seeking a violent retribution.

Opera superstar Plácido Domingo, in one of his most famous and acclaimed roles, leads an outstanding cast in this visually and musically stunning production.

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