Verdi Does Shakespeare: 'Otello' from Vienna


THE HIT SINGLE: "Now in the Dark of Night"

To end the first act, Otello and Desdemona (tenor Peter Seiffert and soprano Krassimira Stoyanova) remember how they first met, in the sensuous duet "Gia nella notte densa" -- "Now in the dark night."

THE B SIDE: Lago's "Credo"

 Lago (baritone Carlos Álvarez), one of opera's great villains, reveals the true depth of his evil in the monologue "Credo in un dio crudel" — "I believe in a cruel God."