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Verdi: Aida / Abbado, Ricciarelli, Domingo, Nucci

Release Date: 12/08/1983 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 410092   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido DomingoElena ObraztsovaNicolai GhiaurovLeo Nucci,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

What [one] should enjoy in Abbado's approach are speeds that throughout seem not only sane but correctly regulated one with another, and in general a special care over orchestral detail, as in the wonderful conjuring up of the heat and the water at the start of Act 3, or the sense of terror and exasperation in that searing passage as Amneris leaves the stage at the end of the first scene of Act 4...Abbado creates a feeling of a personal tragedy within the context of public affairs; nowhere is that more keenly understood than in the huge concertato section of the triumphal scene where the individual voices, projecting their conflicting emotions, stand out from the general air of rejoicing, all splendidly caught by the DG digital Read more recording.

-- Gramophone [12/1982] Read less

Works on This Recording

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Leo Nucci (Baritone), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Aida: Preludio
Aida / Act 1: Sì: corre voce che l'Etiope ardisca
Aida / Act 1: Se quel guerrier io fossi!..Celeste Aida
Aida / Act 1: Quale insolita gioia
Aida / Act 1: "Vieni, o diletta, appressati"
Aida / Act 1: Alta cagion v'aduna
Aida / Act 1: Su! del Nilo al sacro lido
Aida / Act 1: Ritorna vincitor
Aida / Act 1: Possente, possente Fthà
Aida / Act 1: Danza sacra del Sacerdotesse - Immenso Fthà - Mortal, diletto ai Numi
Aida / Act 1: "Nume, custode e vindice"
Aida / Act 2: Chi mai fra gl'inni e i plausi
Aida / Act 2: Danza di piccoli schiavi mori "Vieni: sul crin ti piovano"
Aida / Act 2: Fu la sorte dell'armi a'tuoi funesta
Aida / Act 2: Pietà ti prenda del mio dolor - Su! del Nilo sacre lido ... Numi, pietà
Aida / Act 2: "Gloria all'Egitto"
Aida / Act 2: Grand March
Aida / Act 2: Ballet Music
Aida / Act 2: Vieni, o guerriero vindice
Aida / Act 2: Salvator della patria, io ti saluto
Aida / Act 2: Che veggo!...Egli?...Mio padre!
Aida / Act 2: Il dolor che in quel volto favella...Ma tu, o Re
Aida / Act 2: O Re: pei sacri Numi
Aida / Act 3: "O tu che sei d'Osiride ... Vieni d'Iside al tempio"
Aida / Act 3: Qui Radames verrà!...O Patria mia
Aida / Act 3: "Ciel! mio padre! ... Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate"
Aida / Act 3: "Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida ... Nel fiero anelito"
Aida / Act 3: "Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti ... Là, tra foreste vergini"
Aida / Act 3: Ma dimmi; per qual via
Aida / Act 4: L'aborrita rivale a me sfuggia
Aida / Act 4: Già i Sacerdoti adunansi
Aida / Act 4: Ohimè! morir mi sento!... Spirto del nume
Aida / Act 4: A lui vivo la tomba... Sacerdoti: compiste un delitto!
Aida / Act 4: La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse
Aida / Act 4: Immenso Fthà ... O terra, addio

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