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Verdi: Aida / Chiara, Zajick, Johannsson, Pons

Verdi / Chiara / Johannsson / Ghiuselev / De Bosio
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107253  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Kristijan JohannssonJuan PonsMaria ChiaraDolora Zajic,   ... 
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena OrchestraVerona Teatro Arena Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 26 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: LPCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 (All Region)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Running time: 146 mins

* Recorded at the world-famous Arena di Verona in 1992, this opulent production of Verdi’s popular opera Aida is an adaptation of the original 1913 stage design.
* The dramatic role of Aida was central to Maria Chiara’s repertoire, and she regularly appeared at the arena as Verdi’s heroine throughout the 1980s, and again in 1992, when this production was filmed. Her intense, introverted interpretation of the role is complemented by Icelandic tenor Kristján Jóhannsson’s Radamés, and a cast including
Read more American mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick as Amneris, and Juan Pons as Amonasro.
* Aida was the first opera ever staged in the Arena - in 1913 on the occasion of the centenary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth - and remains the most frequently performed work on the theatre’s programme, retaining unsurpassed popularity with the international audiences that flock to the Arena di Verona.

R E V I E W S

“Maria Chiara is a dramatically compelling Aida with a voice that has both the delicate high notes and the strong chest voice that are essential for tackling this notoriously difficult role.” -- MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Juan Pons (Baritone), Maria Chiara (Soprano),
Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolai Ghiuselev (Bass)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra,  Verona Teatro Arena Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Arena di Verona, Italy 

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