Release Date: December 25th, 1986
DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003
PG|2 hr 1 min
In Verdi's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's play, Otello (Placido Domingo) lands victorious on Cyprus, declaring victory over the invading Turks. Iago (Justino Díaz), Otello's lieutenant, seeks to avenge himself on his general for promoting Cassio (Urbano Barberini) ahead of him. Taking advantage of his commandant's known passionate disposition, Iago plots to awaken Otello's jealousy over the friendship between Cassio and Otello's beautiful wife, Desdemona (Katia Ricciarelli).
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Production Co: Italian International Film