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Verdi: Aida / Gatti, Scandiuzzi, Urmana, Botha, Zajick, Metropolitan Opera

Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001573609  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Johan BothaRoberto ScandiuzziDolora ZajicVioleta Urmana
Conductor:  Daniele Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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One of the best-loved of all grand operas, Verdi’s epic of political and personal drama set in ancient Egypt is brought to life in The Met’s monumental production, captured here for the first time in High Definition Widescreen. This great spectacle, presented by The MET in a ravishing form - uses a huge cast of singers, actors, dancers and horses. Verdi’s Aida includes the well-known mighty Triumphal March.

Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana in the title role of the princess-turned-slave girl, leads an outstanding international cast including South African tenor Johan Botha as her lover and American mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick
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Italian Maestro Daniele Gatti brings all his operatic experience to Verdi's great score.

NTSC system; LPCM stereo; 16:9 picture format; 150 mins
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Works on This Recording

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Johan Botha (Tenor), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass), Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano),
Violeta Urmana (Soprano)
Conductor:  Daniele Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 

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