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Verdi: Aida / Freni, Carreras, Karajan

Release Date: 06/26/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 81877   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Katia RicciarelliRuggero RaimondiJosé Van DamThomas Moser,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Karajan brings both magnificent grandeur and ravishing intimacy to this grandest of grand operas, aided by a top-notch cast. Karajan brings both magnificent grandeur and ravishing intimacy to this grandest of grand operas, aided by a top-notch cast. Read less

Works on This Recording

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), José Van Dam (Bass Baritone),
Thomas Moser (Tenor), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1979 
Venue:  Musikvereinsaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 154 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Preludio
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Si, corre voce che i'Etiope ardisca
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Se quel geurriero lo fossi
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Celeste Aida
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Quale insolita giola nel tuo sguardo!
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Vieni, o diletta appressati
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Alta cagion v'aduna
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Su! del Nilo al sacro lido
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Ritorna vincitor!
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Possente Ftha....Tu che dal nulla hi tratto
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Immenso Ftha!....Mortal, diletto al Numi
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Nume custode e vindice
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Chi mai fra gl'inni e i plausi
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Danza degli Schiavi Mori
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Vieni, sul crin ti plovano
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Fu la sorte dell'armi a tuoi funesta
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Pieta ti prenda del mio dolor
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Su! del Nilo al sacro lido...Numi, pieta
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Goria all Egitto, ad Iside
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Marcia trionfale
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Ballabile
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Vieni, o guerriero vindice
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Salvator della patria
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Che veggo! Egi! Mio padre! Anch'io pugnai...Ma tu, Re tu signore possente
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Il dolor che in quel volto favella....Ma tu, o Re, tu signore possente...
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): O Re, pei sacri Numi! Gloria all Egitto

Customer Reviews

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 A summit! July 2, 2013 By Jean-Pierre L. (Piedmont, QC) See All My Reviews "This Aida I had in a vinyl format was one of my first and favorite. Now with this digital remastering is quite good in sound. One of the strong point with this version is Karajan and the Wiener Philharmoniker in the most somptuous orchestral version ever. Adding to that José Carreras at his peak and the young and beautiful Mirella Freni as a fragile and young Aida is remarkable. All the singing in this version is very good. Van Dam as King of Egypt is perfect, Raimondi in Ramfis also and Baltsa is incredible in Amneris. So for my opinion this is one of the best and most somptuous version of the most popular of Verdi's opera." Report Abuse
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