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Verdi: Aida / Fabritiis, Santunione, Bergonzi, Cossotto, Mastromei

Verdi / Santunione / Nhk Sym Orch / Fabritiis
Release Date: 12/09/2008 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4483  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Fernando IacopucciFiorenza CossottoCarlo BergonziOrianna Santunione,   ... 
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra TokyoNHK Italian Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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This 1973 Aida stars two of the most celebrated singers of their time, tenor Carlo Bergonzi and Fiorenza Cossotto, both in prime form here. In true Italian tradition, their voices are as affective in the lyrical passages calling for velvety beauty of tone as in the fiery dramatic sections of the opera. The title role is sung by Orianna Santunione, a dramatic soprano of remarkable power, evenness, and intensity. The other principal singers in this performance are Gianpiero Mastromei, a commanding Amonasro, and Ivo Vinco, an imposing and dignified Ramfis, The forces of the NHK Symphony Orchestra are under the direction of conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis, who backs up the singers with an emotionally charged account of the masterful score. The Read more beautiful and lavish sets and costumes are by the renowned designer Pier Luigi Pizzi. Embedded Japanese subtitles with subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. 1973, 160 min.,Color, Mono, All regions

Giuseppe Verdi

Live recording Tokyo 1973

NHK Symphony Orchestra, NHK Italian Opera Chorus
Oliviero De Fabritiis, conductor

Aida: Orianna Santunione
Radamès: Carlo Bergonzi
Amneris: Fiorenza Cossotto
Amonasro: Gian Piero Mastromei
Ramfis: Ivo Vinco
Il Re: Franco Pugliese
Messenger: Fernando Iacopucci
Priestess: Anna di Stasio
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Works on This Recording

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Fernando Iacopucci (Tenor), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor),
Orianna Santunione (Soprano), Gian Piero Mastromei (Baritone), Franco Pugliese (Bass),
Ivo Vinco (Bass), Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo,  NHK Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 

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