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Verdi: Aida / Mehta, Tagliavini, D’intino, Hui He, Berti, Prestia

Verdi / Tagliavini / D'intino / Berti / Prestia
Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101598  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto TagliaviniMarco BertiHui HeGiacomo Prestia,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Giuseppe Verdi

Zubin Mehta conducts Aida, Verdi’s most spectacular and over-the-top opera, in a new production from the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Starring Marco Berti, Luciana D’Intino and Hui He. Verdi’s Aida is one of the most popular operas of all time. It premiered at the Cairo Opera House on Christmas Eve, 1871, and was an immediate commercial success. The plot of Aida is filled with political intrigue, love, betrayal, passion, and vengeance, and has captivated audiences for generations. What piqued general curiosity about this new production of Aida was undoubtedly the operatic debut of Ferzan Ozpetek, a
Read more Turkish auteur who, after settling in Italy as a student, has become one of the most prominent directors of Italian cinema in the last decade, directing acclaimed films as “La finestra di fronte” (Facing Windows) and “Mine Vaganti” (Loose Cannons).


Il Re – Roberto Tagliavini
Amneris – Luicana D'Intino
Aida – Hui He
Radames – Marco Berti
Ramfis – Giacomo Prestia
Amonasro – Ambrogio Maestri
Messagero – Saverio Fiore
Sacerdotessa – Caterina Di Tonno

Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Pietro Monti)
Zubin Mehta, conductor

Ferzan Ozpetek, stage director
Dante Ferretti, set designer
Alessandro Lai, costume designer
Maurizio Calvesi, lighting designer
Francesco Ventriglia, choreographer

Recorded live from the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Firenze, 2011

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean
Running time: 151 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Tagliavini (Bass), Marco Berti (Tenor), Hui He (Soprano),
Giacomo Prestia (Baritone), Ambrogio Maestri (Baritone), Luciana D'Intino (Soprano),
Saverio Fiore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 

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