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Verdi’s grand opera Aida was composed for the new Cairo Opera House, built in 1871 as part of the celebrations to mark the opening of the Suez Canal. In Aida, Verdi created a masterpiece of spectacular opera in the Italian style whose pomp and ceremony, fanfares and triumphs scarcely conceal the infinite sadness which emanates from the music. Aida is one of Verdi’s most perfect scores in its atmosphere, characterization and seemingly inexhaustible supply of melody. The Arena di Verona, built in the first century B.C., provides a natural and apt setting for Aida. The cast is led by the soprano Maria Chiara in the title role, with Fiorenza Cossotto, oneRead more of the great interpreters of Amneris, Nicola Martinucci as Radames and Giuseppe Scandola as Amonasro. NTSC, Region 1. Read less
Works on This Recording
Aidaby Giuseppe Verdi Performer:
Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano),
Carlo Zardo (Bass),
Alfredo Zanazzo (Bass),
Giuseppe Scandola (Baritone),
Maria Chiara (Soprano),
Nicola Martinucci (Tenor)
Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra,
Verona Teatro Arena Chorus
Period: Romantic Written: 1871; Italy
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
STUPENDOUSMay 12, 2012By Sydney S. (Toronto, ON)See All My Reviews"I do not have the words to discribe the setting or this Aida. Needless to say it is breath taking. While i felt the tenor was a bit wooden he does have a great voice the mezzo was as dramatic as any i have heard and i go back to the great Brunia Castagna.Maria Charia was as usual supberb.This As a person who Started listening to Met Broadcasts at the age of 5 and have seen or heard Aida hundreds of times, This dvd Ranks with the best."Report Abuse
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