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Aida - Told By Leontyne Price With Selections From The Opera


Release Date: 02/08/2000 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63543   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido DomingoLeontyne PriceGrace BumbrySherrill Milnes,   ... 
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraJohn Alldis Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection features Leontyne Price reading the story of 'Aida' along with highlights from the opera.
REVIEWS:
Opera News (5/00, p.82) - "...The narrative itself is completely successful. The plot has been reduced for clarity, but the characters maintain individuality....Most importantly, the directness, warmth and drama of Price's storytelling involve the listener irresistibly..."
This selection features Leontyne Price reading the story of 'Aida' along with highlights from the opera.
REVIEWS:
Opera News (5/00, p.82) - "...The narrative itself is completely successful. The plot has been reduced for clarity, but the characters maintain individuality....Most importantly, the directness, warmth and drama of Price's storytelling involve the listener irresistibly..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aida: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Aida: Alta cagion v'aduna - Introduction "Pharaoh's arrival" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Aida: Possente Fthà...Nume custode e vindice by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection shares track and time with spoken word excerpts. 
6.
Aida: Dance of the Priestesses by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7.
Aida: Chi mai fra gl'immi e i plausi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection shares track and time with spoken word excerpts. 
8.
Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares track and time with spoken word excerpts. 
9.
Aida: O patria mia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection shares track and time with spoken word excerpts.
This selection is the orchestral introduction of the aria. 
10.
Aida: Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Aida: Radamès! Radamès! Radamès! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Aida: La fatal pietra...O terra, addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano), Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Act I: Prelude to Act I
Long ago, in the faraway land of Ethiopia...
Celeste Aida
Radames was deep in thought ...
Arrival of the Pharaoh
A messenger came forward to give ...
"Oh great Gods of my youth," she cried, "Pity me!"
That night, the halls of the temple rang ...
Act I: Scene 2: Sacred Dance of the Priestesses
With Radames gone, time passed slowly for Aida...
Amneris sat before her mirror ...
Yet despite her vanity, she secretly burned with jealousy...
Flags flew, and the entire city gathered to see the grand spectacle...
The handsome warrior dismounted and knelt before the royal throne...
It was the eve of the great wedding ...
Aida sadly watched the moonlit river ...
Suddenly she heard Radames approach ...
Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate ... In armi ora si desta il popol nostro ... Padre! A costoro schiava non sono
When Radames finally came, he was breathless with love...
The treason of Radames shocked and infuriated all of Egypt...
Radamès, Radamès, Radamès!
"Traitor! Traitor!" the High Priest, Ramfis, shouted again and again...
Finally, they were together forever in each others' arms...

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